Albany Technical College Holds Summer Robotics Camp
June 27, 2012 - Albany, GA - As part of a $2.4 million grant received last year by the Department of Education, Albany Technical College is holding a Summer Robotics Camp to encourage students to pursue careers in the areas of Engineering Technology via the SASET (Students Achieving Success in Engineering Technology) Project.
The 10-week program is designed to encourage students to use their analytical and critical thinking skills as they learn to build robots through troubleshooting and solving problems using their hands and minds.
“I continue to be amazed at how well the students are doing,” said Michelle Lilly, SASET Project Director at Albany Technical College.
“The majority of the students came into the program with little or no exposure to Robots, and now they are working collaboratively in teams building a VEX Robot with components they are seeing for the first time. We are really proud of the students’ focus and a willingness to think outside the box,” Lilly added.
Recently, Albany Tech hired a SASET Engineering instructor to join the team. Kaharie Hall is working diligently with the students to build the robots and ensure that the students understand how the skills they learn can be applied to the field of Engineering. The students are currently being coached by the Electromechanical, Telecommunications, and Civil Engineering Technology department chairs, and have received the support of several Computer Information Systems instructors.
Through joint enrollment options at Albany Tech, high school students can participate in the SASET project. Their participation enables them to take selected classes free while still in high school. The program is also accessible to non-traditional students as well.
For more information on the SASET program at Albany Tech, visit www.albanytech.edu and click on the SASET link.
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