Jeremy Shapiro 361-570-4296
Thursday, June 19, 2014
High school students assemble, program robots during UHV robotics camp
|Tim Nguyen of Palacios, left, and Brandon Hablinsky of Katy watch Nguyen’s robot proceed through a maze Tuesday during the University of Houston-Victoria’s Digital Simulation and Robotics Summer Camp. A total of 13 high school students are spending the week assembling and programming robots to complete the maze. The students program the robots with artificial intelligence to control movement. Funding for the camp, the UHV/Victoria College Math & Computer Science Awareness Day and a semester-long robotics course is provided by a $20,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation. The camp concludes Friday with a trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend and Harris counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.