Young learners discover how to code and program robots at TWU's ReBoot coding camp

Trinity Western’s ReBoot coding camp for young learners is back for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Hosted at Trinity Western’s Langley campus on Saturday, October 16, 2021, the full-day camp teaches students in grades 6-9 how to code and program a robot.

Dr. Herbert Tsang, Professor of Computing Science and Mathematics at TWU remembers the most recent coding camp, which was held almost two years ago.

“It was very popular, and we had twice the people wanting to come than we had room,” he said.

Now back for the first time since the start of the pandemic, this weekend's camp is proving to be just as popular. On Saturday, October 16, camp participants will spend the day at TWU learning basic coding skills. They will also try their hand at building a robot.
 

Fun, educational and competitive

The camp ends with a robotics showdown.

“At the end of the day, they will have a competition to try to control and program their robot to do some tasks,” Dr. Tsang explains.

“This is usually the most fun part of the day, and you can really feel the excitement.”

The final competition is open for parents to watch, “so it is a lot of fun,” Dr. Tsang said.
 

Inspiring young minds in STEAM education

Dr. Tsang believes it is important to encourage interest in the sciences among younger learners.

“STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education is very important for the next generation,” he said. “Students need to learn to be creative, and be critical thinkers.”

ReBoot coding camp is organized by TWU’s Computing Science program. TWU’s newest computing science faculty member Dr. Andrew Park will be one of the instructors at the upcoming ReBoot coding camp.

ReBoot coding camp is made possible by a generous donation. Trinity Western expresses gratitude to the donor.
 

For information on upcoming ReBoot Camp and coding events, please contact TWU's Computing Science department: cs@twu.ca.

See this story in the Langley Advance Times.


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Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is Canada’s premier Christian liberal arts university dedicated to equipping students to establish meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. It is a fully accredited research institution offering liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. It has four campuses and locations: Langley, Richmond-Lansdowne, Richmond-Minoru, and Ottawa. TWU emphasizes academic excellence, research, and student engagement in a vital faith community committed to forming leaders to have a transformational impact on culture. Learn more at www.twu.ca or follow us on Twitter @TrinityWestern, on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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