Walters State Offering Underwater Robotics
Walters State will offer underwater robotics camps on all of its campuses this summer. Students work in teams to build, design, and test a SeaMATE AngelFish ROV underwater robot. Camps also demonstrate how robots are used in the workforce. There are even scholarships available.
Walters State did a camp like this last summer and Dr. Nicole Cardwell-Hampton, coordinator of youth programs, says students enjoyed the camp so much, they formed two teams and competed at East Tennessee State University. The camps are funded by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation and the Niswonger Foundation STEM.LD, Rural Technology Fund. The camp is sponsored in part by the Cocke County Partnership and Newport Mayor Trey Dykes. The camp is designed for students ages 11-14. The cost is $229 for Level 1 and $249 for Level 2. Newport dates are July 10-13.
Registration for the camp is available at https:tinyurl.com/UnderwaterRobotics23.