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Summer Pre-College: Robotics

Earn college credits this summer while you learn to design and create your own robot design.

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Summer Pre-College: Robotics

In-Person Session II: July 14 - July 27, 2024

Are you interested in a hands-on learning experience while solving mechanical problems and working with a team to find solutions? Students who enroll in the Marist Summer Pre-College Robotics course will apply the techniques learned in a real robot system, using commercial robotics kits and programming environments. No prior experience is required.


Marist Summer Pre-College Robotics

Welcome to Marist

Marist College is a highly selective and comprehensive institution noted for its leadership in combining a liberal arts foundation with a professional education. When prospective students visit Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the personal attention and expertise of our faculty, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop career-ready skills, make lifelong friends, and graduate as the next generation of leaders ready to tackle a rapidly evolving world.

Robotics Program goals:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the learning outcomes listed below.

  • Evaluate and compare several historical and modern techniques or approaches to robotics.
  • Discuss various aspects of the field and practice of robotics using appropriate terminology.
  • Build a robotics programming environment to create and run simple algorithms for common robotics problems.
  • Assemble several different kinds of robot including mobile agents.
  • Apply different sensors to collect information from a robot's environment including touch sensors, wheel encoders, gyroscopes, accelerometers, and ultrasonic range finders. 
  • Learn how to apply sensor fusion incorporating information from multiple sensors. 
  • Work in teams to design and implement a cooperative robot system for accomplishing specific tasks
  • Apply common algorithmic solutions such as PID to solving challenges such as wall following and balancing on two wheels.

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores and juniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Robotics Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course 

Program Cost

Please see below for the 2024 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.