Engineering opportunities: Lego robotics camp targets Latino children

The use of Legos to build robots sparked the imaginations of more than two dozen students, while also engaging and exposing a segment of the community to possible career opportunities.

A free Legos robotics camp that targeted Latino students ages 8 to 14 allowed them to explore engineering as part of a week-long summer camp at the Purdue Polytechnic Columbus campus.

Now in its second year, the camp is designed to expose youths to science, technology, engineering and math, said camp director Joseph Fuehne, who also heads the Purdue Polytechnic Columbus campus.

The camp allows students to explore robotics for three hours each day through a partnership with IT Robotics, which is headquartered in Spain but also has a location in North Vernon.

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