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Robotics competition on Friday at NOVA-Woodbridge

July 14, 2009 10:54 AM

Rising 7th and 8th graders are exploring engineering and robotics at Northern Virginia Community College this week during the “Basic Engineering/Robotics Principles and Active Construction Camp.”

Twenty-four middle school students are participating in the camp from July 13 to 17 at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus.

While learning about engineering and robotics, the students will also observe real-world applications during tours of local manufacturers that employ advanced technology. Lockheed Martin and Micron Technologies are partnering in the camps.

Bill Willis, physics teacher and robotics technology facilitator for Prince William County Public Schools, is the camp coordinator.

On the final day of the camp, the students will test their robots during a friendly competition. The winning team members will receive prizes. Call Lisa Donaldson at 703-878-5637 for the time and place to see the competition on July 17 at the Woodbridge Campus.

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