UHV robotics summer camp students visit NASA

High school students Chelsea Soto, left, An Nguyen, Vy Le, Binh Nguyen, and Dalton Vasquez visit the Sonny Carter Training Facility Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. The students were part of a recent weeklong University of Houston-Victoria Digital Simulation and Robotics Summer Camp. The free camp gave 12 area high school students the opportunity to get college-level experience in robotics, engineering and digital simulation. The camp was funded through part of a grant from Alcoa Foundation. It was run by Alireza Tavakkoli, an assistant professor in the UHV School of Arts & Sciences and director of the university’s digital gaming and simulation program.

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.

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