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Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
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Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
By Shannon Wiggins
Albany Technical College is holding its first Summer Robotics camp after receiving a $2.4 million grant from the Department of Education. The camp is designed to encourage minority and female students to pursue a career in Engineering Technology.
The ten-week program allows high school juniors and seniors to build robots and work on problem solving using their hands and minds.
"The majority of the students came into the program with little or no exposure to Robots," said Michelle Lilly, SASET Program Director at Albany Technical College. "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."
The summer camp is partnered with the Joint Enrollment Program and SASET (Students Achieving Success in Engineering Technology) which allows them to receive academic credit free of charge. Organizers for the camp say building teamwork and communication skills helps the students to be better prepared for future jobs.
"But when they go out there and they try to get a job, they need to be able to relay all of this to their employer. When they get that job they need to be able to work in teams. They need to be able to communicate whatever job it is they are assigned to do," said Lilly.
The camps ultimate goal is to continue their success and compete in robotic building competitions.