Robotics camp aims to boost tech careers among young women

Women Technology Camp

ROBOT ARTISTE –Martha Wolf, 12, from Oxford, Mich., (center, with microphone) sets a Staubli robot in Lake Superior State University’s robotics and automation laboratory loose to draw the Mackinac Bridge. The July 8 demo in front of parents capped an intensive week-long Robotics and Engineering Camp for girls hosted by Lake State that offered projects in electronics, computer simulation, webpage development, industrial robotics, and Arduino robotics. LSSU is the only university in the United States to offer an industrial robotics specialization in its undergraduate engineering and engineering technology degrees for 30 consecutive years. LSSU introduces a bachelor of science degree in robotics engineering this fall. (LSSU/John Shibley)