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Thu August 1, 2013
Education

SimCenter Provides NASA Curriculum to Girls Inc. Campers

The Build It Bolder summer camp program at Girls Inc spent some time at the SimCenter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga building robot hands as part of NASA's Summer of Innovation curriculum activities. 

Samantha Bautista holding her robotic hand. The girls learned the fundamentals behind designing a robotic hand and were able to build these models to move each finger independently and by finger joints.
Credit Girls Inc

For the middle school girls at the camp this summer, working to build robots was just part of the STEM based summer camp that challenged their understanding of math and science.  The camp activities also worked to build teamwork and confidence while encouraging enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.