Robotics campers have a blast during NASA visit

Participants in the University of Houston-Victoria Digital Simulation and Robotics Summer Camp pose with university faculty and staff in a group photo at Space Center Houston. The week-long camp, funded by an Alcoa Foundation grant, taught area high school students how to build and program robots. The camp concluded July 3 with a trip to the space center organized by Alireza Tavakkoli, kneeling in front, director of the UHV digital gaming and simulation program. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are Dylan Herring, Vi Le, Tim Nguyen, William Conway, Teresa Nguyen and Melissa Clark. Pictured in the back row, left to right, are Tracey Moore-Sweeney, UHV grants facilitator; Lucas Kabela, Paula Edging, a senior secretary in the UHV School of Arts & Sciences; Jessica Nguyen, Randall Jasek, Joshua Symonds, Chase Laux, Brandon Wilson, Nathan Valadez and Nathaniel Marek.

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.

Jeremy Shapiro