About Us

Robotics Engineering Program (REP)

Kelly Williams and Ron Wright, two Camas High School teachers are trying their hand at Robotics program based in learning-by-doing as part of a team, with internal and external competitions.

Who we are desiging our course for:

Three kinds of students: those who are looking for post-high-school job-ready marketable skills in entry level robotics operation; those who are thinking of going into robotics engineering or computer programming; those who are interested in mechanical or electrical engineering. The two standard entry points into our program of study are at REP 1 and at APCS.

Course outline:

First year:  Engineering robotics fundamentals. internal-competition-project based program featuring the Lego Mindstorms NXT hardware and software.

Second year: Continuing on to use Tetrix hardware and RobotC software or VEX hardware and software for more advanced projects.

Third year: AP Computer Science (Java Programming) and/or Projects in Robotics

Summer between Junior and Senior year: Robotics or Programming project – this will may be combined with an internship with local business for some students.

Fourth year: Projects in Robotics and Projects in Computer Programming

Students of any grade level may enter the First year program after applying. Students may not enter later courses (except APCS) unless they have completed the earlier programs at “C” or better, and have a teacher recommendation.  Later entrance into APCS requires completion of Geometry at “B” or better and teacher recommendation.

Welcome…

Kelly Williams and Ron Wright, two Camas High School teachers, are trying their hand at Robotics.

Kelly Williams has been teaching a variety of courses relating to Computer Hardware and Software, Enginnering, CAD, etc, for over 20 years here at CHS. He will continue to teach Video Production, Website Design, and Yearbook as well.

Ron Wright is migrating from the MST Magnet to the REP, has been messing with computers since 1968, still has his orignal C-64 in working order from 1985, and is looking forward to this opportunity to play together with you in this well-paying field. No such thing as “too much” fun.

If this program were the “Odd Couple” play, Kelly Williams is Felix, making sure things are in order and well-designed and well-supported; Ron Wright is Oscar, pusihing the edge of disorder in the name of creative craziness. For the younger generation … Mr. Williams is Squiggly and Mr. Wright is SpongeBob.  Together, we can do anything – sign up today to grow and learn.

Facilities:

28-station computer lab, 16-station wood and machine shop, 24-station video and hardware lab. Access to a seoncd 30-staton computer lab and group meeting space as needed.

First Years:

Join us this first year as part of this first cohort group (all grade levels alowed) to help us develop this program for all future Papermakers.  Program creation can be a little fuzzy around the edges, but it is so, so much fun.

Course outline:

First year:  Engineering robotics fundamentals. internal-competition-project based program featuring the Lego Mindstorms NXT hardware and software

Second year: Continuing on to use Tetrix hardware and RobotC software (or VEX and EasyC) for more advanced projects

Third year: AP Computer Programming and Projects in Robotics

Summer between junior and Senior year:  Robotics or Programming project required – this will often be combined with an internship with local business.

Fourth year: Projects in Robotics and Projects in Computer Programming

Students of any grade level may enter the First year program after applying.  Students may not enter later courses unless they have completed the earlier programs at “C” or better, and have a teacher recommendation.