Summer camp teaches students circuitry, programming

Camden White, left, and Abdul Nusayr watch their robots navigate a maze Friday using sensors the students wired after learning skills in the UHV Arduino Robotics Summer Camp. Camden, 12, and Abdul, 11, are both students at Cade Middle School. Twelve middle school students attended the camp from July 26 to 30 virtually or in person. Students learned basic circuitry skills, including how to perform functions such as running a fan or turning on a color-changing light. They also learned how to use and program sensors added to robotic cars. Students programmed the cars to be Bluetooth compatible as their final task. The camp was funded by a grant from Alcoa Foundation.

Luke Alexander, a 12-year-old student at Our Lady of Victory, follows instructions to put together circuitry on July 27 during the UHV Arduino Robotics Summer Camp.

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.