Students will learn how to design, build, and launch different programs using the Apple Swift programming language. Projects will include Swift programs on iPads to control robotic devices such as Spheros and Parrot Mambo Fly drones. No prior programming experience needed - students will learn everything they need to create their own programs during this weekend. This retreat is for both non-geeks and geeks who are curious about coding, robots, and drones.
Here is a video of the drone we will be using:
Students will discuss and explore career opportunities in STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math) with deaf adult role models who work in STEM related fields.
Our keynote speaker for the weekend will be Joan "Jo" Bempong from Irving, Texas. Jo recently graduated from RIT where she earned combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees in computer engineering with a minor in Deaf cultural studies. Jo is now working as a Software Engineer at Texas Instruments in Dallas.
Do you want to be a part of the team that develops the next Snapchat? Did you know...
Snapchat founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel, was a college student at Stanford when he helped create the mobile app Snapchat. In 2015 he was named the world's youngest billionaire at age 25 and is now worth over 4 billion dollars.
Want to learn more about coding and drones? Join us at DR.
Nominations are now open! We are accepting well-qualified Juniors and Seniors on a rolling acceptance basis starting as soon as we receive and review their nominations.
To be made by Teacher or other School Staff only please
Contact Debbie Schiraldi at DR.Support@tsd.state.tx.us
512-627-6094 (voice or text)
512-462-5329 (voice--ERCOD office)
Discovery Retreat is sponsored by: