Build Your Own Robot

Eligibility Requirements

Rising ninth through 12th graders


Rice Campus


Session Six: July 22–26

This session will take place from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


$325, payable in full at registration; enjoy a 50% discount off the regular price!


Note: We're pleased to announce that the application deadline for the Rice Campus programs has been extended to June 7. Payment for the Rice Campus programs is now due fully at registration. 

Program Description

The objective of the program is to provide an introductory experience to the field of robotics. Students will learn how to work with robotic kits and the Arduino platform to design their own automated system. Students, working in teams, will be presented with several authentic design challenges. The program also provides students with the opportunity to experience what it’s like to study and play at Illinois Tech.

Learning Objectives

  • To provide students an exciting, hands-on laboratory environment for design and discovery
  • To improve problem-solving skills
  • To improve engineering design skills
  • To improve written and oral communication skills
  • To improve teamwork skills

Example Activities

  • Control movements of robots
  • Work with various sensors
  • Work with Arduino kits
  • Talk with Illinois Tech faculty


Illinois Tech Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chi Zhou


Questions about the application process? Email them to