HCC Robotics Camp a Success

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Last updated:Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 03:03 PM

 HCC’s recent Robotics STEM camp was a success. The camp was designed to raise awareness of manufacturing jobs and technology careers in the area, create awareness of the high school dual enrollment program in Electronics Engineering Technology, and increase the number of women in technology careers. It was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. High school participants toured Evergreen Packaging in Canton, learned about engineering degree options at Western Carolina University, and worked in teams to create a robot and showcase its operation to visitors during a challenge. In addition, participants were introduced to electronics, additive manufacturing and 3D modeling, and robotics.

Erobotics Pictured left to right are the participants of HCC’s Robotics STEM camp: (front row) Mason McConnell, Kyra Detter, Marisol Garcia, Allison Melrose, and Maritza Pena. Back row-HCC Electronic Engineering instructor Farhan Farhan, Andrew Gray, Marley Brown, Kyle Smith, Aiden Sheehan, Connor Moore, Jason Heller, Talbyn Porter, Jeff Albritton, Jacob Bennington, John Albritton, and Joshua Gidcumb.