ASU Master Learners Academy
(For High School Students)

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ASU's Master Learners Academy is a 14-day summer program that will be happening on July 6th - July 20th, 2019. This program provides students with a transformative education experience at a highly ranked university by combining challenging academics with a rich array of extra-curricular programming. Arizona State's Summer Program shares the University's culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility. A student will have an experience that is truly life changing.


The first week of the program is an advanced robotics camp which is designed for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. The program will cover robot construction, visual programming, language programming, C# programming, Web programming in Service-Oriented Computing, Phone app programming, and a robotics challenge. Camp instructors (ASU Faculty) use component-based robot construction, robotics programming, Web programming, and Alice game programming, and phone app programming as a vehicle to teach the latest engineering design concepts and computing technologies. The robots built by students will enter a robotics challenge and demonstration at the end of the first week.


The second week is designed as ASU's own "Art of Invention" program where students can create, tinker and imagine new ideas in a unique creative workspace that includes advance technological equipment such as CAD equipment, or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) technology. Students are introduced to building and prototyping from low-fidelity to using rapid prototyping tools (including limited use of an electronic paper cutter and a 3D printer) to make their ideas real. Hands-on learning offers students the chance to learn new making and building skills. In this exciting hands-on camp (Art of Invention), students will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming, rapid prototyping in maker spaces, and storytelling. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with the design and construction of a giant thematic Rube Goldberg®-style chain-reaction machine!

Robotics, Technology and Invention Summer Program

Saturday, July 6 - Saturday, July 20, 2019 apply now

 

ABOUT US

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a top-ranked research university comprised of five campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona. In 2018, ASU was chosen by U.S. News & World Report as the nation's most innovative school for the third year in a row. And according to the Institute of International Education, ASU is the top public university chosen by international students.


ASU is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the U.S. It had approximately 72,000 students enrolled in fall 2017, including 59,198 undergraduate and 12,630 graduate students. ASU's charter, approved by the Arizona Board of Regents in 2014, is based on the New American University model created by ASU President Michael Crow. It defines ASU as "a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves."

 

 

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THE ASU EXPERIENCE

The #1 University for Innovation in the U.S - Arizona State University - will have it's first Robotics, Technology and Invention Summer Program for high school students all over the globe in the summer of 2019.

 

Classes

  • Academic excellence and global responsibility
  • Invention and innovation
  • Design thinking and creative problem solving
  • Robotics and Technology

Interpersonal skills

  • Leadership and team building

Campus and American culture experience

  • Arizona State University campus tour
  • Local area activities and residential activities
  • Stay at Fulton Schools residential community (Tooker House)
  • Access to Sun Devil Fitness Complex (full basketball gym, indoor soccer field, two full-sized pools)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks game (MLB team)
  • Arizona Science Center

Field trips and excursions

  • Grand Canyon visit
  • Trip to shopping center
  • Ice cream/pizza social
  • Laser Tag/bowling/video arcade night

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ROBOTICS, TECHNOLOGY AND INVENTION SUMMER PROGRAM:
July 6 - July 20, 2019

Camp instructors use component-based robot construction, robotics programming, web programming, Alice game programming and phone app programming as vehicles to teach the latest engineering design concepts and computing technologies. The robots built by students will enter a robotics challenge and demonstration at the end of the first week. Learning objectives include:

Week one - Robotics

  • Robot construction
  • Visual programming
  • Language programming
  • C# programming
  • Web programming in service-oriented computing
  • Mobile app programming
  • Robotics challenge

Week two - Art of Invention

In this exciting hands-on camp, students will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming, rapid prototyping in maker spaces and storytelling. This project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, teamwork and communication. The camp will culminate with the design and construction of a giant thematic Rube Goldberg®-style chain reaction machine. Learning objectives of the second week include:

  • CAD equipment
  • 3D printing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Building skills
  • Chain reaction machines
  • Circuits
  • Programming

See what a week at ASU's Master Learners Academy looks like with the sample itinerary below. Please note: Final itineraries will be emailed to students a month prior to arrival.

MEET OUR FACULTY

Week one: robotics with Professor Chen

Michael Mobley

Yinong Chen received his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 1993. He did postdoctoral research at Karlsruhe and at Laboratory for analytics and architecture of systems at the French National Center for Scientific research (LAAS-CNRS) in France in 1994. From 1994 to 2000, he was a lecturer and then senior lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


Dr. Chen joined Arizona State University in 2001 and is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering. He co-authored 10 textbooks and more than 200 research papers.


He is on editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Systems and Software, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, and the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling.


Learn more about Dr. Chen

Week two: invention with Professor Jordan

Michael Mobley

Shawn Jordan is an associate professor of engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He teaches context-centered electrical engineering and embedded systems design courses, and studies the use of context and storytelling in both K-12 and undergraduate engineering design education.


Professor Jordan is Principal Investigator on several National Science Foundation-funded projects related to design, including an NSF Early CAREER Award entitled “CAREER: Engineering Design Across Navajo Culture, Community, and Society” and “Might Young Makers be the Engineers of the Future?” Dr. Jordan also received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama in 2017.


Professor Jordan co-developed the STEAM Labs™ program to engage middle and high school students, and has appeared on many TV shows (including Modern Marvels on The History Channel and Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC) and a movie with his chain reaction machines. He serves on the Board of the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa, Arizona, and worked as a behind-the-scenes engineer for season three of the PBS engineering design reality TV show "Design Squad." He also held the Guinness World Record for the largest number of steps – 125 – in a working Rube Goldberg® machine.


Learn more about Dr. Jordan



Scholarship

Students who are accepted and attend the robotics, technology and invention summer program will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship when they apply and are admitted to Arizona State University for an undergraduate degree.



HOW TO APPLY

Students applying for the ASU Master Learners Academy must submit their application materials online. Students applying for the program should currently be in high school (grades 9, 10, 11, 12). A complete online application includes:

  1. Your personal information.
  2. A three part essay on the following topics (minimum 500 words):
    1. How you will benefit from the program?
    2. Why you should be selected for the program?
    3. Your understanding of technology.
  3. Copy of high school transcript (marksheet) in English. Last 2 years of academic work.
  4. If you do not have English as a subject in your transcript, you can submit - English Proficiency Exam: TOEFL- 50, IELTS- 5.0, Duo-Lingo-26. (Scanned copies are fine).
    (These tests are not required at the time of the application. We will advise you if and when required post assessing your application.)

 

TUITION FEES AND PAYMENT POLICY

The program cost for the ASU Master Learners Academy is $2,900 USD. The fee excludes airfare, visa costs and international travel insurance.
The fees includes:

 

  • Tuition fees
  • On-campus accommodation (Participants will live in Tooker House on ASU's Tempe Campus)
  • Most meals (Please note that meals during travel and field trips are not included)
  • Ground transportation during the program
  • Off-campus activities and activity supplies (Grand Canyon visit, Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game, Arizona Science Center, and more!)

 

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