Deadline extended for robotics camp
by Rachel Davis
Jun 23, 2013 | 1683 views | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bevill State Community College Robotics Camps for middle and high schoolers still have a few spots left in each week of camp so they are extending the deadline until July 8.

The students learn about and build robots that perform various tasks with the assistance of an instructor and students from Bevill State.

This is the camp's third year and instructor Veronica Baugh said that each year they try to incorporate new activities and challenges for the students. This year the students will build escape robots whose sole purpose is to escape from a room or other enclosed space. The robots will compete in a challenge on the final day of the camp.

There will be prizes for the top performers as well as for creativity.

"The goal is to get students excited about science, technology, electronics and math," Baugh said.

The students will be provided lunch, snacks and a t-shirt. They will also take a trip to tour the Honda manufacturing plant in Lincoln.

There is no cost to attendees. The program is sponsored by the Walker County Community Foundation, Consortium for Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manufacturing, Alabama Power Company and the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County.

The camp is held on the Sumiton campus of Bevill State. The first week will be for students who have completed either the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade. It will be held from Jul 29 to August 1.

The second week will be for students who have completed sixth, seventh or eighth grades. It will be Aug. 5-8.

Interested students can apply at www.bscc.edu. They must provide a report card or school transcript for consideration.