Youth Technology Institute

  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute
  • Youth Technology Institute

The Youth Technology Institute (YTI), a program operated and managed under the  Fresno State NASA Aerospace Academy, is taught using the latest technology, software, and equipment. Learners will participate in two 90-minute classes each day.

Each class is limited to 20 students to maximize individual attention and to allow adequate time for practice. Learners will develop skills in technology, as they explore and problem solve with hands-on activities.

 

Winter 2018-19

Dates: January 12th, 19th, & 26th; February  2nd, 16th, & 23rd

CLICK HERE to register for the winter camp.

Program Information

Who: Students 1st - 8th grade

Where: Fresno State - Kremen School of Education

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: SPECIAL OFFERING $25 – Normally $150 (registration and materials)

Winter Courses

1st - 3rd
Chem4Kids
Ozobot Robotics

4th - 8th
mBot Robotics
Adventures with Jumping Sumo

 

Spring 2019

Dates: March 16th, 23th, & 30th; April 13th & 27th; May 4th

**Registration will be available on February 11, 2019**

Program Information

Who: Students 1st - 8th grade

Where: Fresno State - Kremen School of Education

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: SPECIAL OFFERING $25 – Normally $150 (registration and materials)

Tentative Spring Courses

1st - 3rd
Beginning Engineering Design Challenges
Sphero Robotics (Tentative)

4th - 8th
3D Printing
Coding 101
Crime Scene Investigation

 

Program Catalog

Dash & Dot Robotics

K - 3rd Grade

Dash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing. Learn programming skills to expand your knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math while having fun.

Chem4Kids

K - 3rd Grade

On your marks, Get set, Ready, let's mix! Students will have an opportunity to be "the Scientist". They will test and analyze hands-on experiments as they explore and learn about the components of the scientific method.

Ozobot

K - 3rd Grade

Tiny, but quick, the Ozobot can code on both physical and digital surfaces. Students will learn programming and channel their ideas into reality. Students will use the bots to create private games, secret codes and their very own robotic equations, putting them at the forefront of learning without even realizing it.

Beginning Engineering Design Challenges

1st - 8th Grade

Students will go on an adventure and will need the help of their NASA mission team to tackle the challenges they face. Each day, students are presented with a different obstacle and they use the Engineering Design Process to help meet the objective.

Jumping Sumo

4th - 8th Grade

Quick, sturdy and agile, the Jumping Sumo transforms the environment into a giant playground. With it, everything becomes an excuse for stories and adventures. Through coding, students will program the Sumo to perform chases, acrobatics, obstacle jumps, take photos, videos – and so much more!

Parrot Mambo Fly Drone

4th - 8th Grade

Learn to fly a quadcopter minidrone like a pro with the Parrot Mambo. Practice controlling the drone by understanding physics and principles of flight. The built in autopilot, will allow for stability and students will have no trouble controlling it to interact with friends and overcome obstacle courses.

mBot

4th - 8th Grade

mBot is an all-in-one solution to enjoy the hands on experience of programming, electronics, and robotics. Students will learn that this easy-to assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Lego Robotics*

4th - 8th Grade

Join a team in building a robot using Legos that responds with real life robotic behaviors using motion, light, and sound sensors. You can program your robot to perform basic tasks, and accomplish a variety of challenge missions.

*We offer both beginning and advanced options for this course.

Audio Studio

4th - 8th Grade

Do you love Music -- the beat, the rhythm, the way it makes you feel? Music is a mix of both science and art. Learn how to create your own music using Garage Band to build beats, tracks, loops, and samples, and to add effects and mix your songs. If you sing, play an instrument, rap, love EDM or just a fan of music you will enjoy this class. It will have you on your way to producing your own sound.

Web Design

4th - 8th Grade

Impress your friends and learn how to develop a personal web page. Upload videos, photos, and include links to your favorite online networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can even create active games on your web page. Discover a whole new world with web designing.

Adventures in Aviation & Flight Simulation

4th - 8th Grade

Adventures in Aviation is a first-hand experience with the structure of aircraft vehicles, the four forces of flight, and simulation of piloting a diverse line of aircraft. Students will be able to simulate piloting an aircraft with a co-pilot using computer based flight simulation software and equipment. They will attempt to complete various flight missions under extreme weather conditions while keeping the plane from crashing.

Crime Scene Investigation

4th - 8th Grade

This course covers the basic fundamentals of forensic science. Students will use proper observation and data collecting techniques to help solve a case when given evidence and data from a crime scene. Learn to match fingerprints and analyze blood stains and strands of hair. Most important, they will have fun with experiments and learn about science while trying to solve the case!

Coding

4th - 8th Grade

Students will learn and practice essential computer science concepts using the chosen programming language and platform with an emphasis on building a strong programming foundation. A combination of hand-coding and graphical interfaces will be used to enhance learning. Students will write, test, and debug computer programs.

Cyberpatriot Internet Safety

4th - 8th Grade

Students and parents learn about Internet Safety using examples, games, and hands-on exercises. Knowledge of Internet Safety alone isn't enough; you'll need practice putting this knowledge to use in the real world.

Minecraft Education

4th - 8th Grade

Play, create, and explore with others through the world of Minecraft. Learn and share advanced building techniques as you participate in group and individual challenges. Along the way, you get to learn teamwork, positive digital citizenship,
problem solving skills, coding and basics of artificial intelligence.

3D Printing

4th - 8th Grade

Challenge yourself by designing small three dimensional items using SketchUp software. When you've completed your design, learn how to manufacture the items using a 3D MakerBot printer. Bring your design to life.

Circuit Build

4th - 8th Grade

Curiosity knows no bounds! Not even in the microscopic world. Circuit Build is an introductory class that will bring your electronic circuit to life. You will learn the same fundamentals of electronic circuits and Arduino programming used to produce electronic scoreboards. If you ever want to see your creation come to life through codes, Circuit Build is for you.

Video Production

4th - 12th Grade

Learn the secrets behind film making, the routines and techniques that professionals use to put together a compelling video that can captivate an audience. Then challenge yourself by putting together and managing a broadcast with rich content such as interviews and video promotions.


View our Youth Technology Institute Newsletters

Summer 2018

For more information, please contact

Pahoua Lee at cbl@csufresno.edu or (559) 278-0201

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