Regional
4:31 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Registration Open For NMSU Robotics Camps In Las Cruces

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.

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.