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The START Program 2014

A Summer Design Challenge program


July 7 through July 31

Monday through Friday (Friday field trips)

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Registration deadline is May 30, 2014!



Program flier and application

Program details and outline

Program poster

Email program coordinator



 The START Program
Career Pathways and Robot Building Experience

The START (STEM Training and Robotics Technology) Program is a rapid and relevant four-week program designed to inspire and create awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career pathways, opportunities, and education, while developing critical, creative and innovative reasoning skills through hands-on projects. Students will learn to solve problems and develop solutions used in real-world applications found in day-to-day life and the workplace.

Program topics are presented in an interactive and fun format, and engage students interested in exploring the world of technology.

Students will build a VEX robot for classroom competition, participate in three electric building projects, and join college and industry tours, in addition to other activities. Program topics and projects are connected to each other, showing students the continuum of STEM in everyday life and throughout society.

El Camino College students and area high school students interested in technology are encouraged to apply for this program.

The START Program is your start to a STEM career!



Below are pictures and video from The START Program!

 The Dog-bot robot

The Dogbot Robot



The Test Bed Tower

The Test Bed Tower




 The Motor Project

The Motor Project


 The Telegraph Project

The Telegraph Project



Field Trips

  Northrop Grumman field trip - F/A-18  

Each summer we go on several fun and exciting field trips.

Click here to see more Field Trips 2012-2013






Each summer we video our Dogbot soccer competitions.

Click here to see more START Program Videos



Any questions? Email Program Coordinator Glen Chapple at

Thank you for visiting!


 Last Published 4/8/14