Local Children to Compete in Special Robotics Exhibit and Challenge

Robots Built and Designed by Children at SpaceTEAMS Robotics Camp to be Featured

San Antonio, TX – The Community Programs at Methodist Healthcare Ministries, Northwest Vista College and the Texas Institute for Educational Robotics will hold a special 'Robo-Challenge' – an exhibit of robots designed and built by children in the SpaceTEAMS Robotics Camp – at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center on Friday, August 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The Space TEAMS Robotics program hosted by the Texas Institute for Educational Robotics at Northwest Vista College is a fun and interactive hands-on experience for children to design and build robots. The program is designed to generate interest among San Antonio's youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The Robotics Camp is a component of the program to teach kids how to build robots using LEGO® systems. Campers are grouped into 'SpaceTEAMS' that build robots and compete in mini-challenges with other SpaceTEAMS, leading up to a final Robo-Challenge at the camp's conclusion.

The Robotics Camp at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center is free and open to children in grades one to 10 and sponsored by the Community Programs of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. All supplies and materials are provided at no-cost to campers and a nutritious breakfast and lunch are included. The Robotics Camp started August 1st and will conclude Friday, August 5th with the Robo-Challenge.


What: SpaceTEAMS Robotics Camp Robo-Challenge
When: Friday, August 5, 2011; 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Wesley Health & Wellness Center (1406 Fitch St., 78211) Gym
Who: Local children in grades one to 10 exhibiting robots they have designed and built, and participating in Robo-Challenge.

About Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. The mission of the organization is "Serving Humanity to Honor God" by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church. MHM is one-half owner of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare system in South Texas.