Operation LINK Summer Robotics Camp was held on the campus of Greenwood Middle School in June, 2014. The campers had four days to explore the world of Robotics. The summer camp challenged participants to be robotic programmers and engaged them in hands on projects using the VEX IQ Robotics System. Participants were involved in math application and problem solving, not just "how to calculate" but "how to apply" under various scenarios in a fun but challenging way. Each day concluded with collaborative contests that allowed opportunities to think critically and be creative.
In a East Carolina University press release, reporters noted that "The summer camp, held at Greenwood Middle School 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