All week long, at Canisius College, the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies at UB and the Robotics Lab at Canisius College are hosting a summer session in which kids learn how to build and program robots, which is definitely not your everyday summer activity. “When we started the Techne Institute, we knew that its long-term success would depend on our engagement in the larger Buffalo community and we wanted to find a way to encourage the next generation of artist-scientists (and scientist-artists),” said Sarah Bay-Cheng, PhD, Director, Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies University at Buffalo – State University of New York. “We’re very excited to collaborate with Dr. Burhans at Canisius College to bring this opportunity to youth in Buffalo. We were blown away by the interest and we hope to continue and expand this program in the future. This week (July 8-12) we are offered a workshop for youth, which filled up fast. Nicknamed ARTY (Art, Robots, & Technology for Youth), this workshop engages kids ages 9-12 in computer science and engineering by using robots to make art projects and art to make cool robot projects. Kids learn building, programming, and have the opportunity to showcase their work in a culminating robot parade.”
If you are interested in this program, and/or would like information of possible future sessions, click here.