ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Today is the last day to sign up for UTPB’s virtual engineering camp where junior high and high school students will work with wind energy, robotics, chemical titrations, machine design, and nuclear power generation.
Alexa Dunson, the Communications Manager for the University, says this is a great way to start getting your child back on schedule for school because each session runs from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. There has also been a massive price reduction. Since the camp is virtual this year, the price has dropped from $295 to $75.
“So, UT Permian Basin, and the college of engineering really just know how important it is to give back to the community. Especially in a time like this. Kids want some sense of normalcy, right? So, offering a summer camp although it’s not in person, is just another way we can provide something fun for students.”
According to Dunson, kids will get hands-on experience in the field so if your child might be interested in an engineering career, now is the time to sign up. Virtual session one is from July 27 through July 31 for junior high students and virtual session two goes from August 3 to August 7. The camp is sponsored by XTO Energy and each student will receive am equipment kit before their session starts. To register, email engineering@UTPB.edu