NSU hosts robotics camps for children

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Robots wheeled around the floor of a Northwestern State classroom, dodging kids’ flailing limbs and maneuvering around tables and chairs. Kale Moffitt is smiling with a remote control in his hands, making his robot’s arms grab a flag after moving forward and backward. Moffitt is one of 25 kids attending the first of four robotics camps hosted by NSU’s Department of Engineering Technology.

 

“Laser beams,” said the 9- year-old Natchitoches native when asked his favorite part about robots. “I like learning how to make the robots move.” Curtis Desselles is in his eighth summer of organizing the free robotics camps, attempting to foster an interest in math and science in the youth of a nation ranking in the middle of advanced industrial nations on international tests in those subjects.

 

 

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