SAINT LEO – To encourage younger girls to explore robotics, math, and science, Saint Leo University will again host multiple camps during July about robotics for girls entering grades five through eight (or generally ages 10 to 15). The university is at 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285).
Three of the Girls Can! Robotics camp sessions will be day camps for beginners and will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. A fourth, overnight camp for girls with previous experience with robotics, will be offered at the end of the month. A limited number of scholarships may be available. All camps will be directed by Dr. Monika Kiss of the mathematics faculty at Saint Leo, assisted by college-student camp counselors.
Camp schedules and overall fees are as follows:
• Week 1 – Four days, Tuesday, July 5, through Friday, July 8; $150.
• Week 2 – Five days, Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15; $170.
• Week 3 – Five days, Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22; $170.
• Week 4 – Overnight camp for girls with previous exposure to robotics from Sunday, July 24, through Friday, July 29. Campers stay in university apartments suites with Dr. Kiss and counselors on-site; $475.
More detailed information, application instructions, and photos, are posted on the Girls Can! Robotics website, http://www.saintleomathematics.com/girls-can-robotics-camp.html.
Dr. Kiss can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (352) 588-8836. Dr. Kiss is known in the local community for an after-school weekly outreach program called Math Circle that encourages children’s interest in mathematics through hands-on activities.