Scholarships Fund Robotics Participants
Scholarship funds allowed elementary and middle school children to participate in a week long Robotics Camp at Northeast Lakeview College recently. The entire elementary camp, for youth who have completed third through fifth grade, was underwritten by Rackspace, a service leader in cloud computing with its headquarters in northeast San Antonio. In 2010, Rackspace donated $1,000 in scholarships for the inaugural year of this camp.
Five students attended the middle school camp on funding from the Northeast Partnership for Economic Development (NEP), formed in the mid 1990’s to promote economic growth and quality of life in the northeast San Antonio area. The NEP has provided $4,000 in scholarships for the Robotics Camp since 2010 and this year, the funding was in memory of the late Hal Baldwin, former mayor of Schertz, TX.
The Robotics summer camp is an interactive, hands-on experience where children design and build their own robots and is intended to generate interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. A closing ceremony to include mini challenges and a final exhibition where robots from each team competed against each other was held on July 27. Two members of the NEP, Mayor Al Suarez, city of Converse, TX and Mayor John Williams, city of Universal City, TX attended the closing ceremonies.
Northeast Lakeview College hosts Robotics camps every summer. For information on these camps or other Youth Programs offered, visit the Community Education website
Photo Caption: Five students on scholarship from the Northeast Partnership attend the week long Robotics camp at Northeast Lakeview College. (Pictured L to R) Jolie Haley, Lydia Alcantar, Ma’ Kenan Mitchell, Leif Johnson, and Sophia Flores.
More photos from the elementary and middle school camps can be found here