Not Your Ordinary Summer Camp

Fifty students ranging in age from 13 to 19 spent two weeks this summer in an unusually creative camp: Expressive Robotics. One of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Summer Academies, the program is designed for young visual artists and hobbyists, as well as students interested in computer sciences, programming and engineering.

The camp, held at the Beall Center for Art + Technology, combines the arts with science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – principles. It stimulates innovation through imaginative thinking and artistic practice, says Catlin Moore, programs manager for the Beall Center.

This summer, a record 19 students were able to enroll in Expressive Robotics through need-based and merit scholarships sponsored by Boeing and the Henry T. Nicholas III Foundation. Here, Ben Stivi (left) and Joshua Stackhouse build a robotic dog.

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