Robotics Camp

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The Robotics Camp is funded by NSF, SDSU College of Engineering and SDSU Talent Search.

The SDSU Systems and Intelligence (SMILE) Lab and SDSU Talent Search host a week-long summer Robotics Camp at San Diego State University for middle and high school students in San Diego.

The camp is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the SDSU College of Engineering and the U.S. Department of Education (Talent Search), allowing students to participate for free.

Program Benefits

  • Introduction to coding & robotics
  • STEM Lab & SDSU Campus Tours
  • Guest Speakers
  • Practice with Scratch, Drones and MBot Mega
  • There is no cost to participate (snacks and lunch are included!)
  • Experiences like this look great on college applications and your resume!


The Robotics Camp is open to 8th-12th grade students. Our application is open now! Apply before Friday, April 12, and ask a Science or Math teacher to submit a recommendation form.

Student adjusting MBot Mega Robot
Join the Robotics Camp at San Diego State University!
Robotics Camper
“I liked being able to get exposed to what real programmers or engineers face and learning about the projects they’re studying. I liked touring the labs and seeing the projects [college] students were working on.”
“This program helped me understand that coding and robotics is difficult but not imposible and that given enough practice, I can do something I would’ve never thought of being able to do.”
“[What I liked most about the camp was] seeing different labs and places in SDSU that I might want to be in for the future. Also, it was fun making friends.”
“I learned a lot on coding robots and making games. Also, I learned to persevere through the challenges.”
“What I liked most was the programming in scratch part and the lab visits.”