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High school students build, program robots at UHV summer camp

Jude Stehling, a 13-year-old freshman at Victoria West High School, places his robot at the beginning of a maze Thursday during the 2016 Summer Robotics Camp at the University of Houston-Victoria. Twelve students from Victoria and the surrounding region attended the camp from June 27 to Friday at the UHV University Center. There, they built robots and learned how to program them to solve mazes, navigate obstacles, recognize colors and pick up objects. The camp was made possible by an Alcoa Foundation grant to the university.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist 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 an instructional site in Katy, 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.