The New Mexico Engineering Resource Network, part of New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering, will hold two beginning robotics camps in Las Cruces June 16-18 and June 19-21, 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 took 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 camp will be held on the NMSU Las Cruces campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 16-17, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. The second camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 19-20, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21. The cost for each camp is $75.