The Faculty of Science is happy to be teaming up with GearBots Makerspace who provides learning opportunities for kids ages 9-15+. Students are introduced to the exciting world of engineering and technology. The Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies at UFV initiated the program with GearBots. They hosted last week’s camp in their Electronics Lab at the Trades and Technology Campus in Chilliwack and will be back out there next week.
Dereck Dirom from GearBots Makerspace and 8 of his young apprentices have taken up residence in our Physics Lab at that Abbotsford Campus for a fun filled week of coding using the robotic devices.
The main goal is to promote the “design process” while reinforcing key concepts such as applied physics, math, effective problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. GearBots currently offers after school courses (non-credit), themed summer camps, annual one day robotics challenge for students interested in learning more about robotics and the field of mechatronics.
For more information on upcoming classes and workshops please visit GearBots Makerspace
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