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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - While most children are at sports camp kicking a soccer ball or throwing a football. Sullivan Armstrong is tweaking wires and programing movements on to a robot.

"All these wires are like different things to do like how it turns..the led lights are for like I put this on just for fun and we test it in the computer to program it to make it turn on" says Armstrong.

Delta Community College has highschoolers on their campus all week while hosting STEM boot camp. This science, technology, engineering and math camp is an attempt to inspire and ignite creativity in their minds.

"Not only expose our students to careers in stem but actually give them hands on experience in stem and show them that is something do able whether you are a girl or a boy whether you are from a school that is excelling or just barley making it" says hill.

With 8 groups consisting of 48 students here they are wiring robots and inventing things that need the Internet to run.

"We built a wallet where it has a tracker on it if someone steals it and we do it tomorrow we have a skit and we show a video of how like how many wallets are stolen a year" says Armstrong.

 It is inventions like these that Wilson say may earn them enough points to win the grand prize which is an android tablet.

 

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