July 8-12, 2018 (Session I) | July 15-19, 2018 (Session II) | 9 am to 3 pm

What’s involved in making a robot? How do you successfully design a robot with specific tasks in mind? Empowering students to be creative problem solvers is essential to education, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Exploring robotics naturally leads students to develop questions in these areas and prompts them towards genuine, long-lasting learning. We will dive into integrated learning in the STEM areas as students work collaboratively to complete challenges throughout the week.


  • $325/session by the “Early Bird” deadline of April 22, 2019
  • $375/session after April 22, 2019

Ages: Students entering 7th-9th grades in the fall of 2019

Lunch is included!

Instructor: Michael Lino
Michael Lino has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Robotics and Control Systems from San Francisco State University. He currently works at San Francisco State University as a Mechanical Engineering Equipment Technician and Machinist. In his role at SFSU, Mr. Lino helps students with their labs and designs and builds projects including quad copters, micro controllers, wooden and steel bridges. He is thrilled to come back as a fourth-year Summer Institute instructor. 

Instructor: Nick Michels
Nick Michels has been an educator in the Bay Area for over ten years and is in his fourth year at SHC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in Ethnomusicology with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. He received his master’s in education and his credential in mathematics from the University of San Francisco. Mr. Michels was born and raised San Lorenzo, California, and has lived in San Francisco for nine years. He is a very active person and considers boxing, cycling and yoga among his favorite pastimes.

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