Robotics camp exposes young students to STEM related fields

BERLIN, Md. – In Berlin, the Scholars 4 STEM program is looking to create future engineers with the return of its robotics summer camp.

Scholars 4 STEM is a grassroot mentoring program aiming to provide STEM-engagement opportunities to students across the eastern shore.

Led by former and current NASA employees, the camp’s mission is to close the STEM divide gap and provides 5th-11th grade students with hands-on experience.

The program meets at the Ocean City Golf Club, allowing students to get out on the course and have a little fun in-between learning.

Organizers say the goal is to bring diversity to world of STEM and blossom a potential career path. “A lot of these kids don’t know these disciplines. They don’t know STEM and don’t have access to golf, so they’re very intimidated. It’s very intimidating for some of us to be apart of things we don’t know about, but that’s why we’re trying to expose them,” Scholars 4 STEM Executive Director Nicole Turner said.

“These students are rising stars and companies are actively recruiting them across the country. So the more exposure they have to robotics programs the more desirable they’ll appear to be,” NASA Wallops Robotics Alliance Project Program Lead Amy Davis said.

Student are able to attend camp completely free of charge thanks donations from private donors.

The camp reaches youngsters across Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Accomack counties.

Students will also battle their hand-made robots in a competition at the end of camp later in July.

The second session is coming up before the summer ends, and if you’d like to find out more information click here

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