On the first day of Follow Me Robot summer camp, students tested their engineering skills by assembling a sound-detecting robot and building models when were connected to remote control devices.
The camp, hosted by Sciensational and New Mexico State University Carlsbad’s Community Education Department, allows the students to assemble a sound-detecting robot.
Students also built models on Monday and connected them to remote controls.
“It unlocks the engineer part of their brains, learn new concepts and make learning fun,” said instructor Tawnya Snowden of the camp, which is hosted by Sciensational and New Mexico State University Carlsbad’s Community Education Department.
Snowden is a teacher with Carlsbad Municipal Schools. According to her, students will spend the week building a robot. The robots will be tested on the last day of camp. She believes that week-long events promote STEM learning among children.
“They’re not just doing math, they’re not just doing science,” she said. “It’s exciting.”