Summer Technology Workshops for Kids


The Department of Engineering Technology and School of Construction offer summer workshops to children, ages 9-14, which allow them to explore different areas of technology with hands-on experiences. The workshops are:

  • Adventures in Robotics
  • Construct Your Future

Pitt State faculty conduct the workshops within the laboratories and classrooms of the Kansas Technology Center available in several different sessions to accommodate as many young minds as possible.

The camps will be held in a similar format to previous summers, with appropriate modifications including hand sanitizer, staggered breaks, small group work, and face masks if needed.  

If COVID-19 fails to decline by July, refunds will be offered to all.

Workshop Dates for 2021

Week 1, July 12-16, 2021 Level I

Adventures in Robotics 9am-Noon (morning session)/Construct Your Future 1-4pm (afternoon session)

Week 2, July 19-23, 2021 Level II

Adventures in Robotics 9am-Noon (morning session)/ Construct Your Future 1-4pm (afternoon session)

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Construct Your Future

A fast paced look at the materials, processes, and design methods involved in the construction industry.  Students will receive first hand experience on material classification and usage.  For children ages 9-14.  Attendees must be 9 years old by July 1st!

Level I:  July 12-16, 2021 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
D Building Modeling, Problem Solving, Bridge Building, Safety, GPS and other activities.

Level II: July 19-23, 2021 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
D Building Modeling, Problem Solving, Bridge Building, Safety, hands on activities including such as building walls, pouring concrete, laying brick & building a dog house.

Cost: Each construction session is $100

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Adventures in Robotics

Hands-on workshops for children on the topics of teamwork, programming, brainstorming, construction techniques, robotic basics, and electro-mechanics.  For children ages 9-13.  Attendees must be 9 years old by July 1st! 

Students enrolling in Robotics II should have completed Robotics I or have experience with Lego(TM) Systems.

Adventures in Robotics Level I,  July 12-16, 2021, 9am to Noon  
Adventures in Robotics Level II, July 19-23, 2021, 9am to Noon 

Cost: Each robotics session is $100.

Read more details on the Robotics FAQs page.

We provide a supervised place to eat lunch for students that want to attend both afternoon and morning sessions. Those planning on staying during the lunch hour will need to bring a sack lunch.

Camp instructors respectfully request that children leave fidget spinners, tablets, and any devices that "distract from the learning environment" at home.