Middle school students learn about robotics during summer camp

Mandeep Jain, left, and Robert Jones, both eighth-graders at Howell Middle School, work on their robot’s program Tuesday during the Middle School Robotics Summer Camp at the University of Houston-Victoria. During the camp, seven students from area middle schools learned how to program robots to complete tasks such as detecting colors and following a path marked out by a black line. The camp is one of several mathematics and robotics summer camps at UHV that are funded by a grant from Alcoa Foundation.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs 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 an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.