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SeaPerch and SeaGlide Camp Implementation

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This paper provides a summary of the activities and format of SeaPerch and SeaGlide camps held at George Mason University in the Summer of 2022. Each camp was four days, Monday-Thursday, with the SeaPerch camp recruiting middle-school aged students with no pre-requisite robotics knowledge and SeaGlide targeting high-school students with some prior robotics experience. In an effort to recruit a diverse camper population, both camps were offered free of charge to enrolled campers. SeaPerch and SeaGlide inherently foster hands-on engineering and technology experiences with their kit-based robotics programs. Supporting activities during the camps provided students opportunities to leverage engineering, design, science, teamwork, and art skills. Similarly, to increase student interest in research, both camps offered grade-appropriate exposure to fundamental research activities at Mason.

Authors
  1. Dr. Leigh S McCue George Mason University [biography]
  2. Vanessa M Barth George Mason University [biography]
  3. Mr. Johnnie William Hall IV Laboratory and Machine Shop Manager [biography]
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