From 9am to 3pm on May 14, 2022, join us at Truman College for a showcase of what CPS students are capable of (and doing!) in the field of robotics. Learn more and sign up here!

10am Parent Panel: Opportunities in CS


Moderator: Sana Jafri (CLX)


Panelists:

  • Eva Giglio (CME)

  • Nicki Anselmo (Google)

  • CS College Students (city colleges & UIUC)

  • Aaron Cortes (STEM Pathways)

11am Coach Panel: Building Humans Using Robots


Moderator: Katrina Miller (CS)


Panelists:

  • Sravan Suryadevara (Horizon)

  • Sara Lubic (FIRST)

  • Alicia Gomez (Whitney)

  • Salomon Paniagua (Whitney)

  • Anthony Schmidt (Taft)

12pm Stakeholder Panel: Why Robotics?


Moderator: Kris Beck (CS)


Panelists:

  • Curie HS Students (video)

  • Nick Anaya (Lindblom)

  • Joan Mendelson (Lorca)

  • Microsoft or Amazon

  • Charity Freeman (UIUC)

  • Bernadette Limos (Chicago Roadmap)

High School Workshops

10am-10:45am:

  • Introduction to Python for FRC - LevelUpIRL / Chicago Knights (Jackie Moore) (room 2951)

  • Sensors or Computer Vision - Dr. Mahesh Alur (Lake View HS) (room 2953)

  • Odometry & Path Planning in Robotics - FTC Oswego (room 2961)

  • CAD in robotics - Kennedi (Lindblom HS) (room 2937)

  • Make & Take - Chicago Public Libraries (first floor hallway)

  • Media/Video Production - Bill Starzyk (Lindblom HS) (Mac Lab)

11am-11:45am:

  • Switching to Python for FRC - LevelUpIRL / Chicago Knights (Jackie Moore) (room 2951)

  • Mechanical Design - David (Lindblom HS) (room 2983)

  • Drones - NEIU (room 2903)

  • FTC Simulator - FIRST IL (Jonathan Weiland) (room 2929)

  • Media/Video Production - Bill Starzyk (Lindblom HS) (Mac Lab)

12pm-12:45pm:

  • Minecraft Challenge - Jose and Jonathan (Office of Computer Science Tech Crew) (Tinker Lab)

  • Arduino Robotics - Nick Anaya (Lindblom HS) (room 2961)

  • FTC Sensors - Dr. Mahesh Alur (Lake View HS) (room 2953)

  • Pnuematics & Mechanisms - Jeremiah & Elias (Lindblom HS) (room 2937)

  • Controlling an FTC Robot - LevelUpIRL / Chicago Knights (Jackie Moore)

  • Make & Take - Chicago Public Libraries (first floor hallway)

Middle School Workshops (see the schedule on your table for room assignments)

10am-10:45am

  • Media/Video Production - Bill Starzyk (Lindblom HS) (Mac Lab)

  • Fun Robot Configurations - Lorca ES students (room 2913)

  • Block Coding & FLL Strategy - Laurie (BootUp) (room 2907)

  • Virtual Robot Simulator - Jonathan Weiland (FIRST IL) (room 2929)

  • Minecraft Challenge - Office of Computer Science Tech Crew (Tinker Lab)

  • Innovation Project - FIRST/NSBE (room 2939)

  • Drones - NEIU (room 2903)

12pm-12:45pm

  • Block Coding & FLL Strategy - Laurie (BootUp) (room 2907)

  • Minecraft Challenge - Office of Computer Science Tech Crew (Tinker Lab)

  • Robot Scouting - Self-guided (Mac Lab)

  • Drones - NEIU (room 2903)

1pm-1:45pm

  • Block Coding & FLL Strategy - Laurie Green (BootUp) (room 2907)

  • Robot Scouting - Self-guided (Mac Lab)

  • Innovation Project - FIRST/NSBE (room 2939)

  • Drones - NEIU (room 2903)

These schools / robotics teams will be represented on May 14:

FIRST Lego League (FLL):

  • Chalmers

  • Chase

  • Dunne STEM

  • Earhart

  • Ellington

  • Jamieson

  • Lindblom

  • Lorca

  • Peterson

  • Ruggles

  • Sandoval

  • Sauganash

  • Thorp

  • Wadsworth

  • Warren

  • Whitney

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC):

  • Chicago Knights

  • Lane Tech HS

  • Lindblom HS

  • Northside HS

  • Taft HS

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC):

  • Alcott HS

  • Curie HS

  • Jones HS

  • Lakeview HS

  • Lincoln Park HS

MATE

  • Jones HS

  • Westinghouse HS

VEX

  • King HS

Botball

  • Goode HS

Phoenix Military Academy

🍏 🤖 Click below to learn more about the vision of the CS and STEM departments for robotics at CPS, and why it is important to study these subjects. 🤖 🍎

I want to start a robotics program at my school. How do I start?

Where there's a will, there's a way! In general you will need a dedicated coach, some hardware, and funding to support the program. The CS and STEM teams are always happy to consult regarding getting those resources in place, and you can reach out at cs4all@cps.edu.

These links can also help:

What kinds of robotics programs are there?

Robotics experiences abound at CPS! Here are some of the more commonly organized experiences for students:

FIRST Family:

VEX Family:

Botball Family:

MATE ROV Competitions:

High School Coursework:(reach out to cs4all@cps.edu):

  • Robotics I

  • Robotics II

I want to support a robotics program at a school. How can I contribute?

Check out this flyer and get in touch with us at cs4all@cps.edu and we can start a conversation about how you can support your local school, or get connected with schools looking for outside partners.