Youth Design and Build Their Own Robots
Last week, high schoolers in the area, including students from Roy Maas’ Youth Group and Boysville participated in a SpaceTEAMS Robotics Summer Camp. Some of the students attended on scholarships made possible from grant funds from the Texas Workforce Commission.
A closing ceremony that included mini challenges and a final exhibition was held on Friday, July 20.
Hosted every Summer, this is the first year Northeast Lakeview has implemented a Robotics camp for high school students. The week long camp allows students to work in small teams, guided by teachers, to design and build their own robots and is intended to generate interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
“Building a robot and making it work is pretty cool,” says Allison H. a first-time participant. “It was harder than expected,” she says, “but was well worth the challenge.”
This is the first of three Robotics camps. Visit the Community Education website for more details or to register for the Robotics or any of the other Youth Summer Programs offered.
More information on the Texas Workforce Commission grant can be found here
Pictured: Allison H. begins preparing her robot for the final challenge as the week long Robotics Camp comes to a close.