A total of 226 students, including 45 girls and 20 self-identified Indigenous learners, learned valuable Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills in the robotics camps. Participants were able to build, program and control robots in a fun, hands-on week-long camp.
In the past four years, more than 700 students have participated. The growth in the NICBotCamps exemplifies the importance of offering STEM-related, hands-on learning to Northern Vancouver Island students, says CARTI manager, Naomi Tabata.
Funding was received for these camps from Navigate NIDES, Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia, BC Hydro, The Hamber Foundation, Houle Electric, Campbell River Creative Industries Council, and the Government of Canada.