HUNTSVILLE, AL – Middle school and high school students can learn new technological skills this summer to design and build robots at Drake State Community and Technical College.

Some schools may not offer robotics as an extracurricular activity, but a summer camp at Drake State can give students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills that could lead to careers in aerospace engineering, mobile app and software development and cybersecurity. Learn more about these free bootcamps below.

Meta Middle School Robotics Summer Camp
Thanks to Drake State’s 2022 Meta Community Action Grant, rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will spend one week building and programming solar robots.
When: July 11 – July 14
Time: 8am – Noon
Where: Drake State (3421 Meridan St.)
Application deadline: extended to July 7

Apply to the Meta Middle School Robotics Summer Camp here:

MUREP Robotics Bootcamp for high school students
High school students can sign up for the Robotics Bootcamp through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). The bootcamp will expose students to the fundamentals of robotics and allow them to participate in a design challenge to build a basic radio-control robot chassis. There are few spots available.
When: July 9
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Drake State (3421 Meridan St.)
Apply for the MUREP Robotics Bootcamp here:

About Drake State Community & Technical College
Drake State Community & Technical College offers flexible, affordable university-transfer and technical degrees, certificates, adult and continuing education, and customized skills training to fulfill the diverse workforce needs of employers. Visit for more information.


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