Robotics Engineering Mini-Camp July 19 in Silver City

Silver City, Nevada – An annual robotics/ engineering mini-camp for boys and girls ages 8-14 and their parents takes place Tuesday, July 19 at 10am at the Silver City Schoolhouse at 385 High Street, Silver City, Nevada 89428. Please reserve your spot for this limited space event by emailing Quest Lakes at

The Society of Women Engineers Sierra Nevada section and FIRST Nevada, a nonprofit promoting robotics programs and STEAM education initiatives, lead the popular activity each summer. The event is part of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties’ science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) program. The Silver City Volunteer Library co-hosts the mini-camp.

Patti Poston of FIRST Nevada explains that children “will compete in an exciting SumoBot competition after they write a program to make their EV3 robots go forward and back and drive in a square. Then they’ll build a robot ‘arm’ and form teams to compete with their robots!

For parents with children 5 to 7, volunteers will be onhand to help younger children learn some basics of engineering with Lego’s challenging and fun WeDo kits.

The mini-camp includes hand-outs about what engineers do, how to become an engineer, and how to find kids’ robotics and engineering clubs and activities in the Northern Nevada region.

Where is Silver City? Silver City is located on the Comstock within a federally designated historic landmark, 3 miles south of Virginia City. The mountain community is 7 miles from Dayton, 11 miles from Carson City, and 29 miles from Reno.

For more information about this free mini-camp, contact Quest Lakes at Healthy Communities Coalition at

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