Hereford Middle hosts its first robotics summer camp


Every morning from August 1-5, students are gathering at Hereford Middle School to participate in its first robotics summer camp.

Open to students entering Grades 5-7, the camp is led by two technology education teachers – Mike Dodd-O of Hereford High School and Christopher Putnam of Hereford Middle School. Camp instructors also include students from Hereford High.

Using VEX robotics systems, campers explorelifting, driving, and walking sensor-guided robots, design robots to complete specified tasks, build robots to participate in robotic competition, and program robots to operate autonomously and remote control. On Friday, August 5, they will compete in an end-of-camp tournament.

According to the camp brochure, students participating in the camp “are applying science, math, engineering, and technology to an authentic experience” and will take away “a general approach to problem-solving, a key concept in today’s highly technical world.”

The 16 camp participants include students from Jacksonville, Prettyboy, and West Towson elementary schools and Cockeysville, Dumbarton, and Hereford middle schools.

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