SCC hosts robotics camp


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Seventeen boys recently participated in Surry Community College’s Robotics Camp. The campers, pictured from left are, front row, Kyler Terry of Pilot Mountain, KJ Haynie of Pilot Mountain, Carter Utt of Pilot Mountain, Kaden Haynie of Pilot Mountain, Benjamin Hiatt of Ararat, Virginia, Benjamin Delacruz of Cana, Virginia, Andrew Johnson of Dobson, Jack Baker of Westfield, Alex Jenkins of Dobson; back row, Hunter Pavlansky of Yadkinville, Nathan Dowell of Cana, Shelton Rook of White Plains, Daniel Durham of Elkin, Javontaa Cox of Asheville, Chandler Pharr of Mount Airy, Micah Russell of Lowgap, and Hunter Terrell of Mount Airy.


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These seven girls recently participated in Surry Community College’s Robotics Camp. The campers, pictured from left. front row, are Cadence Wilkins of Pilot Mountain, Anna Dowell and Jessi Delacruz of Cana, Virginia. In back are Isabella Martin of Stuart, Virginia, Lisbeidy Sanchez of Boonville, Abby Moser of Mount Airy, and Payton Howell of Boonville.


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DOBSON — Russell Jones’s classroom was full June 27 through 30. That’s not uncommon for Surry Community College’s lead electronics engineering instructor, but this time the students in Jones’s class were much younger than those he usually teaches.

That’s because he was working with local youths from elementary and middle schools as part of a summer program.

Jones excitedly welcomed children ages 10 through 15 with an interest in robotics and electronics engineering to Surry’s Robotics Camp. The camp, broken into one section for girls and one for boys, gave participants an opportunity to work with some of the equipment that Surry’s electronics engineering students learn on every day.

Not only did children leave the camp with a robot they built on their own, but they also left with a camp T-shirt, engineering skills, and memories.

The seven female campers were Abby Moser of Mount Airy; Lisbeidy Sanchez of Boonville; Cadence Wilkins of Pilot Mountain; Jessi Delacruz and Anna Dowell, both of Cana, Virginia; Payton Howell of Boonville, and Isabella Martin of Stuart, Virginia.

The 17 male campers were Hunter Terrell and Chandler Pharr of Mount Airy; Kyler Terry, Carter Utt, Kaden Haynie and K.J. Haynie, all of Pilot Mountain; Benjamin Hiatt of Ararat, Virginia; Alex Jenkins and Andrew Johnson of Dobson, Hunter Pavlanksy of Yadkinville; Jack Baker of Westfield; Javontaa Cox of Asheville; Benjamin Delacruz and Nathan Dowell of Cana, Virginia; Daniel Durham of Elkin; Shelton Rook of White Plains; Micah Russell of Lowgap;

Surry is also hosting an Art Camp, Volleyball Camp, and an Old Time and Traditional Music Camp this month. To learn more about SCC’s camp offerings, visit www.surry.edu or contact Student and Community Engagement Coordinator Kasey Martin at (336) 386-3468 or martinkr@surry.edu. To view the photos from Robotics Camp, visit Surry’s Electronics Engineering Facebook page @surryelectronics.

Seventeen boys recently participated in Surry Community College’s Robotics Camp. The campers, pictured from left are, front row, Kyler Terry of Pilot Mountain, KJ Haynie of Pilot Mountain, Carter Utt of Pilot Mountain, Kaden Haynie of Pilot Mountain, Benjamin Hiatt of Ararat, Virginia, Benjamin Delacruz of Cana, Virginia, Andrew Johnson of Dobson, Jack Baker of Westfield, Alex Jenkins of Dobson; back row, Hunter Pavlansky of Yadkinville, Nathan Dowell of Cana, Shelton Rook of White Plains, Daniel Durham of Elkin, Javontaa Cox of Asheville, Chandler Pharr of Mount Airy, Micah Russell of Lowgap, and Hunter Terrell of Mount Airy.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_Robotics-Camp2.jpgSeventeen boys recently participated in Surry Community College’s Robotics Camp. The campers, pictured from left are, front row, Kyler Terry of Pilot Mountain, KJ Haynie of Pilot Mountain, Carter Utt of Pilot Mountain, Kaden Haynie of Pilot Mountain, Benjamin Hiatt of Ararat, Virginia, Benjamin Delacruz of Cana, Virginia, Andrew Johnson of Dobson, Jack Baker of Westfield, Alex Jenkins of Dobson; back row, Hunter Pavlansky of Yadkinville, Nathan Dowell of Cana, Shelton Rook of White Plains, Daniel Durham of Elkin, Javontaa Cox of Asheville, Chandler Pharr of Mount Airy, Micah Russell of Lowgap, and Hunter Terrell of Mount Airy. Submitted photo | Surry Community College

These seven girls recently participated in Surry Community College’s Robotics Camp. The campers, pictured from left. front row, are Cadence Wilkins of Pilot Mountain, Anna Dowell and Jessi Delacruz of Cana, Virginia. In back are Isabella Martin of Stuart, Virginia, Lisbeidy Sanchez of Boonville, Abby Moser of Mount Airy, and Payton Howell of Boonville.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_RoboticsCamp1.jpgThese seven girls recently participated in Surry Community College’s Robotics Camp. The campers, pictured from left. front row, are Cadence Wilkins of Pilot Mountain, Anna Dowell and Jessi Delacruz of Cana, Virginia. In back are Isabella Martin of Stuart, Virginia, Lisbeidy Sanchez of Boonville, Abby Moser of Mount Airy, and Payton Howell of Boonville. Submitted photo | Surry Community College

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