ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM)-Parents looking for a fun activity that can inspire and foster interest in the STEM field for their child, are in luck.
Humboldt State University’s summer robotics camp is back but this year will be a little different, students will participate remotely via video conferencing.
HSU’s robotics camp introduces students entering eighth and ninth grades to programming and various other steam disciplines.
The goal of the university is to teach programming skills and spark a life-long passion for learning among their campers.
Each participant will receive an MBOT Ranger robot kit, in which campers will work in teams to solve robot challenges.
HSU’s computer science lecturer David Marshall is facilitating the camp.
“We’re hoping that when kids work in teams of two that they accomplish the many things that they did when we had in-person robot camp,” said Marshall.
Rawan Almakhloog says the camp will introduce kids to a technology that touching people in multiple aspects of life.
“This robot kit will provide kids with the opportunity to play with this object and with thinking how to build robots. In our world right now A.I. machines are really important in many fields, ” she said.
The camp runs July 20-24 and July 27-30 during the afternoon and he cost is $300. Participants will need a Windows computer and network connection.