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Spark Academy by BPSRobotics

Sparking interest in STEAM

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What is it?

  Spark Academy camps are all about promoting and spreading awareness, knowledge, and interest in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math). Our camps are run by experienced students from Beaverton Public Schools' FIRST Robotics teams, the Westview Wildcats and School of Science and Technology's Flying Hedgehogs.
   We offer a broad variety of camps, everything from electrical engineering to Computer Aided Design (CAD) to 3D printing. And, considering Beaverton Public Schools is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all tuition charged can be claimed as a tax discount.
   Classes will be held at RoboRink, a community-run STEM learning center. All camps will run from 5 PM to 8 PM over the course of three Saturdays.

Registration Closed. Please come back Summer 2018!

Cybersecurity 101

Location: RoboRink
Dates: Oct 14, 21, and 28
Grades: 6-8

In this course, students will learn about cryptography and basic programming as well as how the internet works. At the end of the class, students will use the skills they've learned to save the world in a fun scavenger hunt!

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Forensic Science

Location: RoboRink
Dates: Nov 4, 11, and 18
Grades: 3-6

Learn about the basics of Forensic Science, such as interpreting blood splatters, studying fingerprints, and DNA analysis. With crime scene investigative techniques, solve a mock murder using the skills you've learned to save the day!

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Autodesk Inventor Basics

Location: RoboRink
Dates: Nov 25, Dec 2 and 16
Grades: 3-6

Learn how to master professional grade 3D CAD (computer aided design) modeling software by designing and building your own project! Using engineering sketch techniques and Autodesk Inventor, take your imagination and creativity further than ever in this workshop.

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