No fear: University of Minnesota robotics day camp introduces local youth to hands-on technologies

Kelly Cannon, Monica Anderson LaPoint, Nate Bird, Katie Panciera, Harini Veeraraghavan, Nikolaos P Papanikolopoulos, Maria L Gini

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Abstract

Women and minorities are underrepresented in the IT field at the high school, university, and industry levels. Efforts to address this imbalance are often too late to solve underlying problems such as perceived ineptitude and actual inexperience. By designing and hosting a program for these underrepresented students in the middle grades, the Center for Distributed Robotics at the University of Minnesota hopes to establish a successful annual robotics day camp which will inspire both women and minorities to pursue careers in technology. Detailed accounts of the goals and methodology are provided. Initial survey results reveal a very positive response from the campers as well as strengths and weaknesses which will be useful in designing or refining similar camps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
Pages363-368
Number of pages6
Volume2006
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 27 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 15 2006May 19 2006

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Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/15/065/19/06

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Cannon, K., LaPoint, M. A., Bird, N., Panciera, K., Veeraraghavan, H., Papanikolopoulos, N. P., & Gini, M. L. (2006). No fear: University of Minnesota robotics day camp introduces local youth to hands-on technologies. In Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006 (Vol. 2006, pp. 363-368). [1641738] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2006.1641738

No fear : University of Minnesota robotics day camp introduces local youth to hands-on technologies. / Cannon, Kelly; LaPoint, Monica Anderson; Bird, Nate; Panciera, Katie; Veeraraghavan, Harini; Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos P; Gini, Maria L.

Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006. Vol. 2006 2006. p. 363-368 1641738.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cannon, K, LaPoint, MA, Bird, N, Panciera, K, Veeraraghavan, H, Papanikolopoulos, NP & Gini, ML 2006, No fear: University of Minnesota robotics day camp introduces local youth to hands-on technologies. in Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006. vol. 2006, 1641738, pp. 363-368, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006, Orlando, FL, United States, 5/15/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2006.1641738
Cannon K, LaPoint MA, Bird N, Panciera K, Veeraraghavan H, Papanikolopoulos NP et al. No fear: University of Minnesota robotics day camp introduces local youth to hands-on technologies. In Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006. Vol. 2006. 2006. p. 363-368. 1641738 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2006.1641738
Cannon, Kelly ; LaPoint, Monica Anderson ; Bird, Nate ; Panciera, Katie ; Veeraraghavan, Harini ; Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos P ; Gini, Maria L. / No fear : University of Minnesota robotics day camp introduces local youth to hands-on technologies. Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006. Vol. 2006 2006. pp. 363-368
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