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Idaho State University to host engineering and robotics camps for students finishing seventh and eighth grade

May 31, 2018
Tori Parks, Marketing Career Path Intern

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and HayWire Robotics are offering summer robotics and engineering camps June 4-22 for junior high students finishing seventh and eighth grade. 

All camps will take place at ISU from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Students may choose to attend one camp or a combination of one robotics and one engineering camp. The camps will focus on hands-on learning, career opportunities in the transportation field and a college preview.

The engineering camp activities include building bridges, competing in the West Point bridge design competition, breaking materials, racing boats and flying water bottle rockets.

The robotics camp will be spent designing, building and programming VEX robots, learning about cooperation and participating in friendly competition.

“The earlier students get involved in engineering, robotics and science activities, the more likely they are to take courses in junior and senior high school,” said Miriam Dance, director of public relations for the College of Science and Engineering. “That preparation increases the chances that students will successfully accomplish their academic and career goals.”

This is a free camp, with lunch included. This camp is funded by the Federal Highway Administration in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Transportation.

There is limited space and availability. Applications and information can be requested at For additional information, call 208-282-4361.