Beaver Works Middle School Programs

BW Middle School Programs

We are pleased to announce Beaver Works has engineering programs for middle school students

  • Note: This is NOT a residential program, but intended for Boston-area students
  • RACECAR 1 is  for students who have not had a chance to learn robotics or programming
  • RACECAR 2 requires RACECAR 1
  • Additional courses in Designing for Assistive Technology and programming a Cognitive Assistant will be announced soon!

- Summer Program details

  • 2020 will be similar to 2019 with addtional and expanded programs, Mini-RACECAR 1 and (Advanced) Mini-RACECAR 2.
  • Available to local students, it is not a residential program (housing is not provided).
  • It will be July 7- Aug 2; Monday-Friday 9am - 3:30pm, and will include Saturday & Sunday on Final Event weekend.
  • Students are provided lunches.
  • Online courses are not required
    • Mini-RACECAR 1 does not need prior programming experience, laptops are provided for in-class use
    • Mini-RACECAR 2 requires prior participation in Mini-RACECAR 1, either in summer or in school year program
  • Teacher recommendation and student essay will be part of enrollment application (to be released in March)
  • Cost- FREE, there is no cost for students to participate in this course.  Support for this comes from the generous sponsors of Beaver Works, including MIT and Lincoln Laboratory.

- School year programs

  • Dates TBD, Saturday program for students in spring as introduction to Mini-RACECAR 1 and 2
  • We are partnering with the Eliot, Fessenden, Pioneer Charter Middle Schools to run their own programs with this material
  • Contact us if your school is interested in using this curriculum as an enrichment or in-school program