Some kids go to summer camp to learn campfire songs or go canoeing on a lake, and others go to camp to build robots. For the next few weeks, girls throughout Solano County will be doing the latter.
The Solano County Office of Education, in conjunction with the University of California, Davis’ C-STEM program, is hosting a series of Girls In Robotics Leadership camps throughout the county aimed to teach middle and high school girls skills in technology, engineering, robotics, computing and other growing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and potentially inspire them to enter these career paths.
The first camp for middle schoolers opened on Monday at the Center for Freedom and Flight in Vacaville and was sponsored through a $5,000 grant from Genentech. Program Coordinator Lillibeth Pinpin said the camp was largely intended to teach robotics and coding skills to ensure that anyone can enter the fields that require them.
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