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Robotics camps enrolling now at UT Martin Parsons Center

06-19-2017


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut



MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Parsons Center will host two robotics camps July 10-14. The first, WeDo Robotics Camp, will meet from 9-11 a.m. each day and is designed for children ages five to seven who have already completed kindergarten. The second, NXT Robotics Camp – Mars Rescue, will meet from 9 a.m.-noon and is intended for students ages eight to 14.

WeDo Robotics Camp will allow participants to design, build and control their own motorized robots. Students will add specialized sensors to guide their creations through a series of challenges in competition with their fellow campers.

NXT Robotics Camp – Mars Rescue will require students to imagine themselves crash-landed on the planet Mars with a meteor storm approaching. Participants will build a Mars Rover from the remains of their spaceship and guide their teams to safety through the canyons and caves on the planet’s surface.

The registration fee is $155 per student for either camp. Robotics kits will be provided for use during camp activities, and kit costs will be available for those who would like to purchase their own materials for future use. Both camps feature activities not used during previous camp years, so students who have attended in the past will be presented with new challenges.

Advance registration is required, and space is limited. Registration is available online.

For assistance, contact Debbie Mount, UT Martin Office of Educational Outreach, at 731-881-7104.

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