Welcome to ASU Robotics Camps 2019!

What is ASU Summer Robotics Camp?

Download PDF Flyer in English and PDF Flyer en español and Video 2012, Video 2010

ASU’s Robotics Camps are summer program series designed for middle school (7Up camp) and high school (9Up Camp)students who intend to pursue a science and engineering career. The camps were established through a U.S. Department of Education's FIPSE Program grant (2007-2010), an Arizona Science Foundation grant (2007-2009), and Intel Education Partnership. The program is administrated by the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Camp instructors 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 camp.

7Up RobotCamp, June 3 to June 14, 2019 (excluding Saturday and Sunday), from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
This camp is designed for students entering grades 7 and 8. Exceptional students entering grade 6 can be considered. Students will start to learn programming using Alice programming environment with 3D animation, movie and game development. Then, student will design and construct robots, learn EV3 robotics programming, and participate in the robotics challenge at the level of difficulty similar to FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics Competition.
Click the link to enroll: Online Enrollment: Open on March 1

9Up RobotCamp, June 17 to June 28, 2019 (excluding Saturday and Sunday), from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
This camp 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. Click the link to enroll: Online Enrollment: Open on March 1

As a session in 7Up and 9Up RobotCamps, we also train school teachers who are involved in courses or clubs in computing, game programming, and robotics in their schools. Click the link to enroll: Online Enrollment: Open on March 1 Please also contact us for detail at: cidse.summercamps@asu.edu

Both 7Up and 9Up camps will be taught in ASU Engineering Building Brickyard, 699 S. Mill Ave, Tempe, 85281. 

The camps will be taught by Dr. Yinong Chen and his teaching assistants. Dr. Chen is a computing and robotics expert, who led ASU teams to win two champion titles in the "Ultimate Architecture Sumo-Robot Competition" in Las Vegas in 2005 and in 2006. Dr. Chen is also the organizer of the Arizona Robotics Challenge Series and ASU Robotics Team advisor (video article, sponsored by Intel. Dr. Chen organized and instructed all the previous ASU Summer Robotics Camps since 2006.

Robotics Competition

videos of previous year competition. Watch the Closing Ceremony past camp.


The tuitions for both 7Up Camp and 9Up Camp are $650. Tuitions include $50 non-refundable registration/processing fee.

Limited financial assistance is available to students who have a high academic standing AND have financial need. The assistantship can cover the full or half tuition, depending on the need, the available fund, and the number of applications.  Those who apply for the assistantship can enter the application in the enrollment page and then provide a letter (by mail) from the school showing that the academic standing of the student, e.g., GPA or grade report summary, and verify that the student is on the free lunch program of the school. The applications will be evaluated one month before the camp starts. Seats are guaranteed if the full tuition or half tuition is awarded, and the $50 registration fee is received

Financial aid can be awarded to cover the tuition of the teachers who are teaching or plan to teach computing or robotics classes in their schools. An endorsement letter from the school principal is required.

Contact and Registration

Click the link to enroll: Online Enrollment: Open on March 1
The camp has a fixed capacity, and the registration will be open until the camp is full. The seats will be guaranteed after the payment and confirmation. For those who applied for financial assistant, seats will be granted if the financial assistant is approved. Pre-arrangement can be made, in special cases, to hold a seat till four weeks before the camp starts.
Camp Website: http://www.engineering.asu.edu/roboticscamp/
Mail: SCIDSE Robotics Camps , Arizona State University, P.O. Box 7-8809, Tempe, AZ 85287-8809
General Inquiry: Call 480.965.3199 or email
Technical Inquiry: Dr. Yinong Chen (Camp Director and Instructor)
, IoT and Robotics Education Lab, SCIDSE School

Accommodations: Special Needs

If your child has a disability and has a need for an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please notify Lori Borsheim at The School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Lori Borsheim or (480) 965-3199 to discuss your child’s needs. Receiving requests for accommodation at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program provides a reasonable amount of time to review, consider and meet the request if possible. ASU complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable Federal, State, and local laws.