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Gear Tech 21 is successful youth technology camp PDF Print E-mail
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“I want to be an engineer.” “I could get better grades.” “It will help me in a career.” “I want to be a computer expert, and this camp helped me.” “It helped me understand technology and programming.”

These are just a few things that students of the Gear Tech 21 robotics and GPS camp had to say about their experience. This was one camp in a series of camps offered in northeast Colorado, sponsored by Colorado State University Extension, from July 8-11 at the Phillips County Event Center. There were seven youth participants ages 10-14 from the Haxtun and Holyoke area.

Caleb Deaver, at left, and Remington Hielscher, at right, get ready to build their robot with the help of Christy Fitzpatrick.

The youth gained skills and experience in using GPS and GIS technology and had tons of fun designing, building and programming Lego NXT robots. They learned and practiced some engineering design principles along with expanding their vocabulary of science terminology and processes.

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Holyoke Enterprise August 15, 2013