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July 23

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July 23, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Media alert: Free robotics camp for kids coming to Do Space

 

What: Metropolitan Community College will host Bio-BoTs Day Camp, a free camp for kids ages 11-15. The camp is a fun, introductory robotics camp that uses technology and team building to introduce youth to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) subjects. The free camp is part of the Peter Kiewit Foundation’s Summer Fun Program. The camp will be led by Prairie STEM instructors. 

When: Friday, July 27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: Second floor of Do Space, 72nd and Dodge streets.

 

Background: This hands-on workshop will challenge students of all skill levels to work collaboratively on problem-based learning projects, robotics, electronics and engineering design. Students will also use the latest technologies to design and building programs to control their STEMBoTs in real-world challenges. Students will receive customized instruction specific to their level of training and they will use critical thinking and creativity to program and use their newly assembled robotics, culminating in an exposition-style competition event. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.