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On Saturday, Feb 2, 2013, a group of girls who attended WPI’s Camp Reach came by to visit the robotics program and learn about the robots we build. A couple of MQP teams presented their projects to the girls, and the visit ended with a chance to learn about and drive Oryx 2.0!

Camp Reach is a WPI summer camp focused on providing pre-teen girls a fun, interactive experience in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Camp Reach is not your typical pre-teen girls’ summer camp. There are few pillow fights and no macaroni sculpture. Instead, young women about to enter seventh grade have fun with technology, tackle real problems, and get up close and personal with the way things work. A summer residential program for Massachusetts girls who are at least 11 years old, and who have an interest in learning more about science and engineering careers, Camp Reach exposes participants to science and engineering concepts through discovery workshops and field trips. Perhaps most exciting of all, the girls apply what they learn as they complete hands-on community service projects. For more information, visit: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/k12/camp-reach.html