The Institute In Danville Hosts Week-Long Summer Camps For Kids

Danville, VA - The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and Danville Community College hosted two camps this week to connect local kids with technology.

The "Robot, Set, Code!" camp allowed second through fifth graders to learn the basics of robotics and computer programming.

Right next door, "Girl Powered Thingamajig", strictly for the ladies, focused on connecting girls with engineering.

Camp organizers say in 2011, only one in seven engineers were female. They believe introducing girls to technology at a young age can change that.

"They get an opportunity to see how science works, and it's a lot more constructive than sitting at the pool, " said Instructor Andrew Nordon.

Other week-long camps like those will continue at the Institute through the rest of the summer.

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