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The START Program 2015

A STEM and Robotics Program

The START Program 2015 is now accepting applicants! The application deadline is May 25!


July 7 through July 30 (campus is closed on Monday, July 6)

Monday through Friday (Friday field trips)

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Program flier and application

Program details and outline

Program poster

Email program coordinator



 The START Program
Career Pathways and Robot Building Experience

The STEM Training and Robotics Technology (START) Program is an active and rewarding four-week program designed to inspire, highlight, 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 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 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 high school students interested in STEM 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 Dogbot robot


The Dogbot Robot



The Test Bed Tower


The Test Bed Tower




The Electric Motor Project


  Electric Motor


The Electric Telegraph Project


Electric Telegraph



Field Trips

(click here for all field trip photographs 2012 - 2013)

  Northrop Grumman field trip - F/A-18  

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

Our past field trips have included CSULA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA Science Center, Griffith Observatory and industry tours.

Here we are at the Northrop Grumman Corporation, in El Segundo.





(click here for all videos 2012 - 2013)


Each summer we video our class activities.

We video the construction of the Electric Telegraph, the construction of the Electric Motor, the construction of the Dogbot, and our Dogbot soccer competitions.

Here is a clip from a Dogbot soccer competition.



Any questions? Email Program Coordinator Glen Chapple at

Thank you for visiting!


 Last Published 5/8/15