Nineteen high school girls spent a week this summer at the University of Kentucky exploring the world of underwater robotics at an aquabots day camp. The aquabots are similar to the ones found in many Kentucky LEGO robotics programs, except they work in a pool of water instead of on land.
“Our camp was successful in providing girls with an opportunity to work in teams, learn about the engineering design process as they built their Lego bots, explore science and engineering careers, and most of all – through visits with role models from our community – discover that engineering can be an interesting, fun, and very rewarding career,” Sue Scheff, co-chair of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, said.
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