San Diego Chapter of Links Incorporated initial program of a 9 month program that organized into three phases to:
- Selected students will attend summer camp at EIS and enjoy 4 labs per day, Monday -Thursday
- Students participate in presentations and activities led by science professionals, engineers, researchers, architects, food chemists, and other specialists In addition, an educational field trip is scheduled on Friday of each week.
- Instructors for this program are juniors, seniors, or graduate students at local universities, majoring in the subject that they teach at EIS. In the labs, kids use every day materials as well as industry equipment to explore a particular science field.
- The summer science program runs for nine weeks from mid-June to mid-August.
: The goal for this phase of the program is for students who participate in this first summer program to become a cohort class that continue to advance in their experiences and exposure to science and technology.
The next planned phases included the following:
- Students will be organized into two or more teams based upon grade levels to support two Robotics teams; FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge.
- Teams will be supported by mentor/coaches from San Diego State University College of Engineering and Computer Science Department.
- Under the support and guidance of their mentors/coaches team will learn and gain proficiency with working FIRST Robotics materials and robotics kits.
- Teams will partner FIRST Robotics teams from Francis Parker Provide students in the FIRST Tech Challenge team with the opportunity and support needed to field a team to participate in local and regional competitions.
- This phase of the program runs from September thru April, with a culminating event the first Saturday of May.
- The expectation is the teams will meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday’s of each month.
: The goal for this phase of the program is for the study to learn to work together to gain understanding and confidence with developing strategy and building robots based on sound engineering principles.