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High school students direct robots at UHV summer camp

Teressa Torres, left, a Calhoun High School sophomore, tests her robot’s ability to recognize a barrier on Tuesday as Dillon Herring, a Victoria East freshman, and Nathan Valadez, a Calhoun senior, look on. Twelve area high school students are attending the University of Houston-Victoria Summer Robotics Camp this week. Students are working on programming their robots to accomplish a variety of tasks. They are learning basic concepts of digital simulation and robotics in engineering fields with an emphasis on critical thinking and math problem solving. The camp was made possible by an Alcoa Foundation grant to the university. Because of demand, a second robotics camp is scheduled for July 17 to 20.

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