June 24, 2017

UMW Families Attend Engineering-Maker Camp

University of Mary Washington kids got their first taste of 3-D printing and robotics last week when they attended an Engineering-Maker Camp at the Stafford campus.

The College of Education offered the free two-day camp to University employees’ kids where they learned about 3-D design, scanning and printing; basic wiring and circuit-building; built electronic books, paintings and greeting cards and built simple motor-powered robots, among other activities.

“The camp went very well,” said Professor of Education George Meadows, who led the camp. “I think the kids really enjoyed working with the variety of technology we were able to introduce them to.”

Comments

  1. Jennifer Cooper says:

    My son is still talking about the camp and all the fun he had! Thank you Dr. Meadows, Linda Falden and the remaining staff who planned the 2 days of learning and fun.

  2. Michelle Crow-Dolby says:

    Thanks to all who helped with this camp! Our son loved the 3-D printing and I was inspired to use the technology for educational purposes at Belmont.