Instructors from Miami Dade College, Homestead Campus taught middle school students how to build and program robots this past summer during a new six-week Robotics Camp to encourage studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A partnership with the town of Cutler Bay and Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Camp, which supplied the lessons, the camp was funded by a two-year grant from The Children’s Trust. However, it was the College’s professors who brought the lessons to life. “I was very happy to partake in this program,” said Yeni Carranza, the lead STEM instructor for Homestead Campus at MDC’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Development, which runs annual summer camps for kids. “It was a great experience that gave participants knowledge and skills that they will carry into their school year and hopefully open doors to other programs that will definitely benefit their education.” Campers were able to show off their creations at a STEM summer camp presentation at Cutler Ridge Park at the end of the summer.
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