Third Annual Robotics Camp in Monday through Wednesday, August 6-8, 2012; Camp geared for students ages 9-14

The University of Minnesota, Crookston campus will hold its third annual summer Robotics Camp from Monday through Wednesday, August 6-8, 2012. The three day camp is geared for students between the ages of 9-14 and runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The cost for the camp is $80, and it will take place in Evergreen Hall on the Crookston campus.

Students should bring a bag lunch for the first two days. Lunch will be provided for participants on the last day. The robotics camp is limited to 30 participants.

Learning about robotics is a fun and challenging way for students to experiment, learn the skills needed to program a robot and work as a team. Students will learn about the math, science, and technologies that go into making a robot. Each student will be issued a complete Lego MINDStorm Nxt 2.0 robotic kit and a laptop to be used during the camp. At the end of the session, participating students may purchase a Lego MINDStorm kit.

For more information go to camp Web site or download the registration form.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 36 concentrations, including 10 online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Mark Gill, lecturer, Math, Science, and Technology, 218-281-8193 (mgill@umn.edu); Ruth Navarro, communications assistant, 218-281-8446 (nava0085@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

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