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11:27 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Registration Open For NMSU Robotics Camps In Albuquerque

  

  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.

For a complete list of other beginning robotics courses offered by NMSU’s Engineering New Mexico Resource Network around the state, or to register, visithttp://engr.nmsu.edu/outreach.shtml

For more information, please contact the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network at 575-646-2913 or engr-nm@nmsu.edu.

Information from NMSU