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2015 Summer Robotics Camp

Operation LINK Summer Robotics Camp is currently being held at the following locations:

  • Clyde Erwin Elementary School- Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Coastal Carolina Boys and Girls Club- Havelock, North Carolina 
  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base- Goldsboro, North Carolina

The campers will have the entire duration of the summer to explore the world of Robotics. The summer camp challenges participants to be robotic programmers and engaged them in hands on projects using the VEX IQ Robotics System. Participants are introduced to advance math applications and problem solving, not just "how to calculate" but "how to apply" under various scenarios in a fun but challenging way.

In a East Carolina University press release, reporters noted that "The summer camp, held in Goldsboro, allowed students to make real robots from designs they developed in their after-school program. Counselors and campers used a box kit to construct a robot with up to 650 pieces. A software program developed at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy gave the students the ability to control movements. The STEM program, with a special emphasis on students from military families, will transition from an after-school program to part of the regular school day this fall. The program (activities) aim to promote positive behaviors and success in school while keeping military youth connected to family." Read More