Robotics Academy

Bethune- Cookman University received a Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) grant from the Department of Education. The goal of this three-year program is to increase minority representation in STEM majors and careers through focused mentoring and research opportunities.

Why the Summer Robotics Academy?

Students are paired up in the Robotics Academy to work on engineering challenges that inspire them to think of new ways to tackle problems. The ability to think critically and solve problems is strengthened, which is essential in today's world.

  • Robotics Help Build Teamwork and Improve Communication Skills
  • Robotics Creates a Space for Inclusive Learning
  • Robotics Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills
  • Robotics Projects Can Prepare Students for The STEM Workforce for the future

B-CU Robotics Academy is a 3-week-long June 3, 2024 – June 21, 2024 stay overnight in the campus new dormitory for rising Pre-College students (preferably seniors in high school, Juniors are welcome to apply.) filled with exciting and challenging activities. Working in small teams, students will design, build and program a robot. Students will have an opportunity to see robotics equipment in action on a tour and will learn from robotics and engineering research scientists.



  • Learn the fundamental knowledge of robot programming technologies and how to apply them to program robots.
  • Obtain hands-on experience and teamwork experience through robotics projects.
  • During the program you’ll also be taking a field trip to visit NASA Kennedy Space Center. There, you will meet with working professionals in the field and learn more about  future STEM careers. 
  •  And a social trip - canoeing trip at the Marine Discovery Center.
  • Campus residence live experience.
  • College admission: Placement test training