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Beginning robotics camp offered in Las Vegas

A Beginning Robotics Camp for students ages 10 and older will be held in Las Vegas Aug. 6-8. The camp is hosted by the New Mexico Engineering Resource Network, New Mexico State University, College of Engineering.

This three-day camp is an introduction to robotics using radio-controlled components and other supplies that you might find in your own garage. Campers 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. 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.

Shelly Gruenig, coach of the award-winning Rio Rancho Robo Runners, coordinates the camp.

The camp will be held at Cornerstone Church, 2207 7th Street, Las Vegas, N.M., from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 6-7, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. The cost is $50.

To register, visit http://roboticscamp-lv.eventbrite.com/#. For more information, please contact the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network at 575-646-2913 or engr-nm@nmsu.edu.