Upward Bound Students Put Their Robots To the Test At Gannon University

Posted: July 22, 2015

Gannon University and the Northwest Tri-County IU5 partnered again this summer for the Upward Bound Math and Science Program. The University is hosting a six-week Summer Academic Institute at the University for over 20 first-generation high school students from Central Tech, Corry, East, Iroquois, Seneca, Strong Vincent and Union City High Schools.

During their stay on campus, the students have been exposed to college life and worked alongside several professors and students, including a few in the University's robotics group, GUBotDev. The students are learning about topics including math concepts, chemistry, computer technology, forensics and robotics. The high school students have worked over the past two weeks to combine the knowledge of these various topics to build their own robots. The students wrote the programming to control their robots, as well as developed the 3D models needed for the processing of printing the parts with the 3D printer.