ADA, OK -- 50 students from 8th through 11th grades, chosen from hundreds of applicants across Oklahoma, have spent four days learning the science of robotics at East Central University.
"I knew nothing and the instructors managed to teach me more than i could learn in a year in these four days," Camper Avalon Mcaffrey told KXII.
This is the camp's third year. It is funded by a grant from the Oklahoma State Board of Regents. Now, these kids will have the chance to prepare for careers in technology in a fun and interactive way.
"We teach them to program in the c programming language and then they get to see what they did with those programs by plugging them into a robot," said Stacey Bolin, the director of entrepreneurship at ECU.
The campers are split up into teams of five. They say it is an experience that will propel them to keep learning and experimenting with robotics.
Friends and family of the team members will gather tomorrow to watch the robot throw down on ECU's campus.