UHV summer camp teaches high school students programming, robotics

Area high school students watch a student’s robot navigate a maze after using its sensors to follow a black line across the floor in the University of Houston-Victoria’s robotics lab. Ten students from Calhoun, Edna, Industrial, Palacios, St. Joseph and Victoria West high schools attended UHV’s Robotics Summer Camp from June 25 to 29. During the camp, students learned how to build and program robots to complete tasks by using different kinds of sensors, including moving objects between two specific points, recognizing colors and solving mazes. The camp was 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.