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NMSU engineering to hold robotics camps

Two robotics summer camps will be held at New Mexico State University for students ages 10-17. Advanced Robotics Summer Camp will be held July 14-16 and Beginning Robotics Summer Camp will be held July 21-23. The camps are provided by the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network, part of the College of Engineering.

The beginning camp provides an introduction to robotics using radio-controlled components and basic programming skills. The advanced camp provides a more in-depth look at these topics.

In both camps, participants will utilize the engineering design process as they build a robot with teammates. The robot will be used in a competition at the end of camp. The camp is a great way to prepare for the BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) robotics competition and the VEX Robotics Competition sponsored by NMSU’s College of Engineering. In addition to building a robot for competition, students will work in teams, write an engineering manual, learn basic tool skills and be exposed to a variety of engineering technologies. The camps offer a great opportunity for students to learn to work together with others, communicate ideas and develop leadership skills.

The three-day camps from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will need to bring their own lunch. The camps will be held on the NMSU main campus engineering complex.

The cost is $75 per student. For more information or to register for Advanced Robotics, visit http://2015advancedrobotics-lascruces.eventbrite.com. For more information or to register for Beginning Robotics, visit https://2015beginningrobotics-lascruces.eventbrite.com.

Questions may be directed to engr-nm@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2913.