The Robotics and Communications Systems Engineering Technology Program at Idaho State University is an ABET accredited program. The program's primary course is a three year Associate of Applied Science degree. The program also offers a wide variety of certifications and Bachelors degree options. For more information please visit the program information page. Students gain hands on experience in electronics, fundamentals, computer and embedded programming, power and wide band amplifiers, radio frequency electronics, sensors, motor control, laser-optics, video and audio engineering, schematic capture, printed circuit board layout, and computer aided drafting for 3-D printing. Examples of student work can be viewed on the projects page.
ISU Robotics is also offers opportunities for younger students through its work with First Robotics Competition team LiveWire 3562. Together, ISU Robotics and LiveWire hold 2 annual robotics summer camps. A Lego robot camp for students in grades 2-7, and a VEX robot camp for students in grades 6-12. For more information on the summer camps please visit LiveWire's Camp page.
ISU Robotics also hosts an annual VEX robotics tournament for high school VEX teams. This years tournament will be held on January 27th, 2017.
In 2015, was named the State of Idaho Postsecondary Professional Technical Education Exemplary Program. The award was presented at the Idaho Career and Technical Education - Summer Conference.
In April 2014, Instructor Geran Call completed 3D printing a theoretical Bigfoot Skeleton for the show "Bigfoot Captured" Which aired on November 9, 2015 on the History Channel. We were unable to share any photos before the show aired. They can viewed on the Bigfoot Page.