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 [email protected] To view the photos from Robotics Camp, visit Surry’s Electronics Engineering Facebook page @surryelectronics.