NASA Grant Funds Robot-Building Mini-Camp

The NASA Summer of Innovation’s goal is to challenge middle-school students with unique NASA-related STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities and interest them in careers in those fields. NASA launched Summer of Innovation in 2010. This year’s grant recipients were chosen from more than 400 proposals made by nonprofit educational organizations, public and private schools, youth foundations and science centers. Mechanical Engineering Professor José Granda is working with the Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America to identify 24 area Scouts, ages 12 to 16, to be on campus July 22-25 for a robot-building mini-camp. The boys also will earn the Boy Scouts’ Robotics merit badge. (July 17, 2013) Learn More>>