In a rapidly evolving world, the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education cannot be overstated. It is the gateway to innovation, problem solving, and the development of critical skills for future leaders. The Professional Development Center (PDC) of Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) remains dedicated to fostering the STEM talents of our youth. Building on the success of last year's Summer and Winter boot camps, we are pleased to announce the continuation of our "STEM For Schools" initiative with another enriching summer boot camp.
This workshop offers a hands-on experience in Arduino Programming using Blockly. Participants will explore the fascinating world of physical computing and robotics, learning how to program Arduino boards to control various hardware components. They will design and build their projects, enhancing their problem-solving skills and creativity through practical experimentation.


The objective of the STEM for Schools training workshop on Arduino Programming using Blockly for school children from the grade 5th to grade 8th during summer vacations is to introduce students to the exciting world of STEM and to develop their problem-solving, creativity, innovation, and teamwork skills.

Arduino Programming using Blockly :

  • Learn the skills needed to develop Arduino projects.
  • Develop problem-solving skills.
  • Become more creative and innovative.
  • Have fun and learn new things.

Workshop Details:

Faisalabad & Peshawar August 06-08, 2024
Karachi & Abbottabad July 23-25, 2024

Time: 10:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M.

Registration Fee: Rs.4500/-

Discount: 10% for VU Staff / Faculty, Siblings. Groups

Registration Deadline: July 05, 2024.

Payment mode is online using Debit/Credit Card, Easypaisa, Jazzcash. In case of any difficulty, please contact at given email address or phone number. Email: Phone: +92-42-111-880-880 (Ext. 6621, 6725)


Specifically, the workshop will:
  • Introduce students to the basics of Arduino base hardware and block coding
  • Teach students how to create their own Arduino projects
  • Help students develop their problem-solving skills by challenging them to solve problems and come up with creative solutions
  • Encourage students to be creative and innovative by encouraging them to think outside the box and come up with new ideas
  • Teach students valuable life skills, such as teamwork, communication, and problem solving


By the end of the workshop, students will have the skills and knowledge they need to create their own Arduino projects, and to learn more about the underlying principles of STEM.

Virtual University of Pakistan
Sir Syed Memorial Society Building,
19-Ataturk Avenue, G-5/1, Islamabad