24
September
2013
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04:14 PM
America/Chicago

Robotics Camp at Wesley Health & Wellness Center

The MHM's Community Programs, Northwest Vista College and the Texas Institute for Educational Robotics held a special ‘Robo-Challenge’—an exhibit of robots designed and built by children in the SpaceTEAMS Robotics Camp—at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center (WHWC) last month.

 

The SpaceTEAMS Robotics program, hosted by the Texas Institute for Educational Robotics at Northwest Vista College, is a fun and interactive hands-on experience for children to design and build robots. The program is designed to generate interest among San Antonio’s youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The Robotics Camp is a component of the program to teach kids how to build robots using LEGO® systems. Campers are grouped into ‘SpaceTEAMS’ that build robots and compete in mini-challenges with other SpaceTEAMS, leading up to a final Robo-Challenge at the camp’s conclusion.

The Robotics Camp at the WHWC is free and open to children from first to tenth grade and is sponsored by MHM’s Community Programs. All supplies and materials are provided at no-cost to campers and a nutritious breakfast and lunch are included. The Robotics Camp started August 5th and concluded August 9th with the Robo-Challenge.