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Electronics & Robotics

Three-Week Summer Engineering Program 2024

BioSTEM Award, 2018, J&J • Top Summer Science Program, 2011-Present, NY Times/ • Top Robotics Program, 2017, RoboLoco • Best Medicine Program, 2018, ParentMap • Top Biomedical Engineering, • Top 101 Summer Camps & Programs, • #1 Marine Bio, 2022, ThomasNet, Xometry • Top Summer Programs, 2023,  •  Best Computer Science, 2023,

This program was named “Top Engineering Program” in the US

This program employs principles of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science while students design and assemble robotic vehicles and machines. Students will write computer code to operate their creations. These creations must pass challenges, react to sound, retrieve objects, or complete a similar assigned task. Norman Wittels, who teaches at the prestigious Dexter Southfield School, holds a BS, SM, EE, and PhD from MIT.

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This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.

Instructor: Dr. Norman Wittels

Dr. Wittels received his PhD, Masters of Science, & Bachelors of Science degrees from MIT. He is the Director of STEM Initiatives at Dexter Southfield High School, one of the most prestigious private high schools in Massachusetts.

Dr. Norman Wittels
Students pose for a group photo in the Engineering: Electronics and Robotics three-week summer engineering program

Student Comments from Summer 2023

It was really interesting and I liked the amount of projects we got to do. The TAs were always nice and helped if we were stuck. I also liked 3D printing and the field trips because they helped me imagine what real life would be like in the robotics field.’

This class was a life-changing experience. Despite initial doubts of difficulty given my strong theoretical background, the class ramped up to adequate difficulty. The large degree of freedom for students allowed me to work hard and make friends and teammates. The instruction was fire and the TAs were superbly helpful!’

The program was very well organized with a lot of hands-on activities and fair challenges. Students were encouraged to stay engaged as a group. The teachers gave constant help and made sure we understood everything.’

It was very interesting. I wasn’t expecting to be so focused in class and have so much fun coding. It was a very different type of class than any other I’ve taken.’

 Note: This page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

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