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 Date: July 3, 2013 Contact:  Paula Cobler 361-570-4350

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UHV robotics summer camp students visit NASA


High school students Chelsea Soto, left, An Nguyen, Vy Le, Binh Nguyen, and Dalton Vasquez visit the Sonny Carter Training Facility Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. The students were part of a recent weeklong University of Houston-Victoria Digital Simulation and Robotics Summer Camp. The free camp gave 12 area high school students the opportunity to get college-level experience in robotics, engineering and digital simulation. The camp was funded through part of a grant from Alcoa Foundation. It was run by Alireza Tavakkoli, an assistant professor in the UHV School of Arts & Sciences and director of the universityís digital gaming and simulation program.



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