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Continuing Education Programs

  • Vex Robotics 1

    Hands-On Learning

    You will work in teams to build a robot using the VEX Robotics System.

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    Learn Teamwork

    Work in a team environment to design and build your robot. Then compete against other teams in a robot competition.

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    Enjoy Lectures Mixed with Building Sessions

    Learn how robots function, sense, think and function from faculty of the College of Engineering to design yours.

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    Its All Included

    We'll provide you with the tools, kit, parts, and instruction to build your robot. You bring your imagination!

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    Learn to bounce ideas off of other scholars to strengthen your design.

Adventures in Vex Robotics

Learn how robots think, sense, and function before designing and building one using the Vex™ Robotics Design System. Gain insight about the history of robots, how they are used now, and how they will be used in the future, as well as engineering concepts, electronics, sensors, and control subsystems from an instructor at College of Engineering. You'll learn about the different engineering disciplines and what it takes to be an engineer.

If you have an interest in robots and are wondering if engineering might be in your future, then this class is for you! Round out your adventure in a robot demonstration by competing against other robot teams.

No experience in robots is necessary.


Program Dates

  • June 9 - 14 for Rising 6 - 9 grade students


Program Fees

Choose from:

  • Commuting Scholar - $575
  • Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $665
  • Residential Scholar - $975

Plus $25 lab fee.


Meet Your Instructor 

David Metts

David Metts works in the Electrical Engineering Department of the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina. He is the director of undergraduate labs and develops experiments and projects that enhance the undergraduate lab experience.