VEX Robotics Instructor - Summer 2019

Education Unlimited - Palo Alto, CA4.5

TemporaryEstimated: $44,000 - $57,000 a year
Vex Robotics Summer Instructor - Science Camp For Girls

Camp Location: Stanford University

Camp Dates: July 28-Aug 2, 2019

Instructor: Female instructor needed

Robots: VEX V5 Robots

Course Description:
In this course, students will explore the emerging science of robot mechanics as they build and program their robot from scratch, remotely control it, experiment with light and pressure sensors, create drive trains for varying terrains, and play robotic sports.
Students will use the VEX5 robotics platform, the world's premier classroom robotics platform. We will begin by building a chassis - our robot needs a stable structure to provide physical support and like a skeleton, it holds everything in place and is the building block from which other systems can be added. Next, we will mount motors to the chassis and add wheels and gears to complete the drive system so our robot can move as we learn about speed and torque.
As we build and program our robots, we will explore electrical circuits and built power (batteries) as well as communications systems (radio controller) for our robots. As we employ design thinking we will learn about the engineering process to brainstorm, design, construct, test, and redesign as we used our robots to solve problems. Finally, we will enhance our robots with sensors, robotic arms, and programming as we test their capabilities in several early challenges, including terrain challenge and a transportation challenge! Our week will culminate in a finale presentation challenge of designing a robotics sports competition!
Instructors will lead daily workshops and assist students in one-on-one sessions. Average class size is approximately 10 students. Instructors should have significant experience with the VEX V5 robots and experience teaching these concepts to young people. Instructors must have the following experience and skills:

Subject matter expertise
2+ years teaching experience preferred
Bachelor's degree required; preference is given to those with an advanced degree.
A passion for robotics education.
A calm and professional demeanor.
Excellent classroom management skills.
Self-motivation and follow-through.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to make break down concepts clear to young learners.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, instructors are expected to assist the camp director with active supervision and recreation assistance. Instructors will also be responsible for tracking student work and handing in any deliverables to the camp director and EU home office.

This is a residential position — room, board, and parking on campus is provided for the duration of the program. We will also consider instructors who wish to commute daily.

Instructors may be hired for one session or for multiple sessions of this program. Please indicate your availability on your application.

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