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UW-Eau Claire summer STEM camps kickoff with Robotics Week

Eau Claire (WQOW) — School might not be in session, but the UW-Eau Claire campus is full of students learning how to build for the future.

The UW-Eau Claire Robotics Camp is designed to give kids hands-on experience with engineering and robotics. It also helps the students develop problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills. Officials said the camp gives students a chance to see if a career in technology would be a good fit.

“We know that the Chippewa Valley is a regional center for healthcare and for technology. So producing graduates who are prepared to go into those fields is a really important thing that UW-Eau Claire needs to be apart of and we do that in partnership with business and industry and our K-12 patterns,” said Jodi Thesing-Ritter, the executive director of diversity and inclusion at UW-Eau Claire.

The camp is possible due to a grant from AmeriCorps. The funding allows college students to stay in the area during summer and guide participants through the camps.

The Robotics Camp is the first of five S.T.E.M. events UW-Eau Claire is hosting this summer.

 

Geoff Daley

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