Mon. 15th of Jul. 2013 at 8:30 am


JWCC’s 2013 Children’s College will offer two new robotics classes July 15 to 18 for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The classes are an extension of the SaintBots robotics program originally created for homeschooled students and will be offered on JWCC’s Quincy campus.

Lisa Lukens will teach both courses and will be assisted by several homeschooled high school students whose robotic team recently won a state level Innovation Award from Rockwell Collins, a world leader in the development and production of advanced communication and aviation electronics.

Introduction to Engineering will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for students completing kindergarten through third grade.  Participants will discover the world of engineering while building a rocket, carousel and other machines and use hands-on experiments to explore levers, forces and pulleys. 

A Physics Workshop for students in third through sixth grades will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  This class will focus on machine building and include projects involving the creation of a crane, sailcar and pinball machine.  The hands-on environment will allow students to learn how gears, levers, screws, planes, wheels and axles create simple and complex machines. 

Cost for each class is $175 and includes a take-home kit.  More information and registration details are available by calling JWCC’s Community Education Office at 217.641.4905 or visiting

John Wood Community College Campus