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Media Alert: Gifted and Talented Students To Build & Test Robots During The Maryland Summer Center For Space Engineering: Robotics

Funding Provided By Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

For Immediate Release                      Contact: William Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (July 2, 2014)

WHAT:  The Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics is a program for students entering grades 7-9 interested in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) where they will design, build, and test robots using sensors to conduct missions. The students will also have the opportunity to interact with an astronaut, engineers, and other science-related professionals while learning about cutting edge STEM careers. In addition, they will have access to the Challenger Learning Center, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Science on Sphere.
The 2014 Maryland Summer Centers Program continues a 47-year commitment at the State level to provide summer educational opportunities for Maryland’s gifted and talented students. The program, coordinated through the Maryland State Department of Education, in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies, provides Maryland’s diverse gifted and talented student population with advanced, rigorous, experiential learning opportunities that nurture these students’ talents and abilities within unique learning environments.

WHO: Gifted and Talented students entering grades 7-9 interested in exploring, collaborating, and implementing various levels of robotic challenges to search for simulated lunar ice.

WHEN:     July 7-22, 2014
                 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
                 (Monday through Thursday only)

WHERE:   The Howard B. Owens Science Center
                  9601 Greenbelt Road
                  Lanham, Maryland 20706

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