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Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative to Host Waterbotics Camp


LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 20, 2011) - The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative will host a Waterbotics Camp for rising ninth-grade girls July 25-29. Girls will discover how robotics are changing the world as they work together to design, construct, program and operate an underwater vessel.

"This will be a great opportunity for girls to learn engineering design skills and work in teams with their peers," said Carol Hanley, co-chair of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative. "Girls will be coming from across the state to participate and we hope the program grows in the years to come."

No prior experience is necessary to participate. The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the University of Kentucky's E. S. Good Barn at 1451 University Drive in Lexington. The deadline to register is June 15, with a registration cost of $100. A $50 refund is given for perfect attendance, and scholarships are available. For more information, please contact Esther Edwards at (859) 257-3780.

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.