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Waterbotics Camp Now Open to Rising Ninth Grade Girls and Boys


LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 17, 2011) - The waterbotics camp hosted by the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative is now open to rising ninth grade girls and boys. The camp, called "RoboKats," runs 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25-29. Students will discover how robotics are changing the world as they work together to design, construct, program and operate an underwater vessel. The registration deadline has been extended to July 15 for students still wishing to sign up for the camp.

Carol Hanley, co-chair of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, said she decided to open the camp up to all students because the option for a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is something that everyone should consider.

"All students should get the opportunity to learn about robotics and computer programming," Hanley said.

No prior experience is necessary to participate. The program will be held at the University of Kentucky's E. S. Good Barn at 1451 University Drive in Lexington. The cost of registration is $100. A $50 refund is given for perfect attendance, and scholarships are available.

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project brings together organizations and programs that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue educational choices in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to build a strong, diverse workforce in Kentucky.

For more information, please contact Esther Edwards at (859) 257-3780.

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