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Engineering: Electronics & Robotics

Three-Week Summer Engineering Programs

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, and 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. Students visited he MIT Edgerton Center in 2018, and we plan to return in 2019.

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

Students build a robot in the Electronics and Robotics three-week program

This Program Sold Out Last Summer

Date: June 24th – July 12th
Bentley / Gann – Waltham, MA
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Field Trips

In past years, students attending the Engineering: Electronics and Robotics summer program have visited the MIT Edgerton Center where they were able to view the student-run research center and use the 3D printer and jet cutters.

Dr. Norman Wittels

Norman received his PhD, Masters of Science, & Bachelors of Science degrees from MIT. He is currently an Engineering and Science teacher at Dexter Southfield School. Previously, he was a Science teacher at Brookline High School.

Dr. Norman Wittels
A student builds a robot in the Electronics and Robotics three-week program

Student Comments

‘The teachers allowed for lots of work on our own, giving us more creative liberty. This also allowed us to explore new concepts and move at our own pace.’

‘Teacher is extremely knowledgeable and supportive and helpful.’

‘I thought this class would be like school when we started but I was mistaken. The program ended up being very free with our teacher encouraging creative thinking and logical ways to execute them. I liked how the program let us set our own goals for success.’

‘The program consisted of electronics and coding. (Our teacher) made it easy and fun to learn. I learned a lot about Arduino and circuitry.’

‘I liked how you could create and build your own projects and it was a lot of hands-on work.’

BioSTEM Award, 2018, J&J • Top Summer Science Program, 2011-2019, NY Times/ • Top Robotics Program, 2017, RoboLoco • Best Medicine Program, 2018, ParentMap • Top Biomedical Engineering, •
Top 101 Summer Camps & Programs, • Top Biomedical Engineering, 2017,

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