The New Mexico Engineering Resource Network, part of New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering, will hold four beginning robotics camps in Albuquerque June 4-6, June 11-13, July 28-30 and July 31-Aug. 2, for students ages 10 to 17.
This three-day camp is designed to introduce students to robotics using radio-controlled components and other supplies you might find in your own garage. Campers will utilize the engineering design process as they build a robot alongside teammates. At the end of the camp, the students will participate in a competition. The camp is an excellent way to prepare for the BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) robotics competition sponsored by the NMSU College of Engineering. In addition to building a robot, students will work in teams, write an engineering manual, learn basic tool skills and be exposed to a variety of engineering technologies.
Shelly Gruenig, coach of the award-winning Rio Rancho Robo Runners, will instruct the camp.
The first June camp will be held at the NMSU Albuquerque Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 4-5, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 6. The second camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday andThursday, June 11-12, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 13.
The first July camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. The final Albuquerque camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 31-Aug. 1, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
The cost for each camp is $75.
Information from NMSU