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Campbellsville University to host Inaugural 2019 Summer Honors Academic Robotics Event- ‘Bot Camp’ June 2-7

Campbellsville University to host Inaugural 2019 Summer Honors Academic Robotics Event aka ‘Bot Camp’ June 2-7 1

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University announces an Inaugural 2019 Summer Honors Academic Robotics Event (aka “Bot Camp”), scheduled for June 2-7.

Campbellsville University is offering high achieving high school juniors (advancing to their senior year fall 2019) the opportunity to experience the world of robotics and consider placing the study of computer science and robotics, at Campbellsville University, on their radar.

The week-long experiential learning event will include the creation of an autonomous vehicle (hardware and software), time-trial competition, boarding at Campbellsville University, meals, evening events and a tour of corporations that utilize robotics.

Students will learn to use micro-controllers, an assortment of electronic sensors and actuators and a basic set of hardware and software controls.

Through a series of team-based experiential learning activities (three students per team), attendees will create an autonomous vehicle capable of self-guided as well as controlled navigation.

The culmination of this event is a time-trial competition demonstrating each team’s autonomous vehicle’s ability to successfully navigate an obstacle course.

At least three applicants per high school are encouraged. The represented winning high school will be given a trophy indicating “Top Honors in 2019 Bot Camp Competition.”

Each member of the winning team will be awarded a $100 gift certificate. Parents will be invited to witness their son’s and/or daughter’s participation in the final competition.

There is an attendance limit to the top 30 high achieving high school juniors (advancing to their senior year fall 2019).

You can apply by April 30 to Deadline for application is April 30, and deadline for commitment to attend is May 6.

Contact Dr. Vincent Scovetta, associate professor of computer science, at or Dr. Robert Street, professor of computer information systems, at for more information.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville, all in Kentucky two in California at Lathrop, near San Francisco, and in Costa Mesa, and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.