Valdosta State University hosts summer Invention Camp for kids

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Some South Georgia kids are putting their thinking caps on this summer to help expand their interest in STEM programs.

Valdosta State University has been holding an Invention Camp all week long to help engage children in science, engineering, technology and mathematics.

Children were able to be veterinarians to robotic dogs, learning about the skeletal system.

They also built mini houses in which they installed lights and incorporated other methods of energy inside, like a wind power wheel.

"If you want to have people who can design this stuff in the future and build these things, you have to have kids who are interested in it and you need to foster that and nurture it early on," said Professor Denise Reed.

This is the seventh year that the college has held the Invention Camp for kindergarteners to sixth graders.

Reed encourages parents to look into STEM programs throughout the summer for their children.

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