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KCC offering three Summer Robotics Camps for youth in July

June 26, 2015

Hey parents: Looking for something exciting for the kids to do in July that will keep them learning while having fun at the same time? Register your kids for one of Kellogg Community College’s Summer Robotics Camps for youth!

KCC is offering three $99 Summer Robotics Camps for youth in July at the College’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center, 405 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek, including:

Introduction to Lego Robotics
Grades 3-5
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 6-9

This isn’t science fiction – it’s real robotics! In Introduction to Lego Robotics, campers will learn the basic design concepts required to create functioning robots. They’ll also learn about different types of robots and where and how they’re used in the real world. During the last part of the camp, campers will be introduced to Lego Mindstorm sets and will have the opportunity to design and build robots that can perform certain tasks to complete challenges. This camp will engage campers in an exciting learning experience focused on the critical technology and design principles that can lead them to the careers of tomorrow.

TETRIX Robotics
Grades 6-9
9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday, July 13-16

In TETRIX Robotics, campers will take their robot engineering skills to the next level. They’ll learn how to design and manufacture robots using advanced engineering techniques, including the process of designing and manufacturing parts to build a robot using the TETRIX Building System (a system used by FIRST Robotics middle school competition teams). Campers will also be introduced to the new TETRIX Prime kit that offers new features and exciting options for bringing robotic creations to life. Some experience with robotic design and engineering is encouraged, but not required.

Programming with ROBOTC
Grades 6-9
12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 13-16

In the exciting Programming with ROBOTC camp, campers will actually learn how to control robots through a C-based programming language. After learning the basics of ROBOTC, each camper will be assigned a computer so they can put into practice all of their new programming skills using both virtual and physical robots. This camp is designed for any individual that wants to learn programming, and is ideal for FIRST Robotics team members who want to learn ROBOTC to program their robot during the competition season.

In addition to the activities noted above for each camp, the Battle Creek Police Department’s Bomb Squad will bring their robot in for a demonstration at around noon Tuesday, July 14. All campers – including Introduction to Lego Robotics campers from the camp July 6-9 – will be invited to participate.

How to Register

The deadline to register for KCC’s Summer Robotics Camps is 5 p.m. July 2. To register, complete the registration form available online at and return it to KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department:

  • By mail with payment to Lifelong Learning, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI. 49017.
  • By email with payment info to
  • By fax with payment info to 269-565-2129.
  • In person to the Lifelong Learning office in room 102 of the Ohm Information Technology Center on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

You can also register by phone using a credit or debit card for payment by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning office at 269-965-4134.

Please make all checks payable to Kellogg Community College.

Best Deal

Individuals who register for both Tetrix Robotics and Programming with Robot C can sign up for both camps at a reduced rate of $175. Campers participating in the Best Deal camps should bring a lunch to camp each day to eat between sessions.

For more information, contact KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 or visit

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Get access to KCC info anywhere, anytime with KCC’s mobile app

Wherever you go, take Kellogg Community College with you.

With KCC’s new, free Ellucian GO mobile app, you can stay connected with KCC via your smartphone or tablet anywhere at anytime, as long as you have a reliable mobile connection. The app provides access to the important KCC-related information you need, including your class schedules, final grades, staff contact information, campus maps and other useful features.

For more information about KCC’s Ellucian GO mobile app, including instructions on app use and download, visit:

KCC’s Ellucian GO mobile app is available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices.

KCC seeks proposals for president search

The Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees today announced it is requesting proposals from firms to conduct a search for qualified candidates to become the College’s next president.

With the publication of a request for proposal (RFP) document, today marks the formal launch of the Board’s search process. According to the RFP, which can be downloaded at, interested search firms must submit proposals to KCC by July 10 and the Board is expected to announce its selection Aug. 19.

“This is the start of what will be a thorough process,” said Board Chairman Steve Claywell. “We have committed to creating a process of transparency and professionalism and we will continue to update students, employees and the public on our progress.”

During the search process, various documents and announcements will be available for students, employees and the public to review at

With the retirement of Dr. Dennis Bona, who had been president of KCC since 2010 and who was recently selected to become a college president in Minnesota, the Board is undertaking the momentous decision of selecting a new president for only the fifth time in the College’s 59-year history.

The hiring of a new KCC president is expected to occur sometime in 2016 after a search firm identifies candidates. Until that time, Mark O’Connell, formerly the College’s vice president of Administration and Finance, will serve as interim president. O’Connell was named interim president in March after Bona issued notice of his retirement, which is effective June 30. Immediately following his retirement from KCC, Bona will assume the presidency of Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minn.

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