The College of Engineering's Summer Robocamp for Girls won the Metroplex Technology Business Council's Tech Titan of the Future-University Level award, which recognizes higher education institutions that encourage students to choose engineering and technology-related disciplines.
Now in its sixth year, Robocamp for Girls is a free, weeklong day camp for high school-aged girls hosted at Discovery Park each summer. The camp features numerous hands-on activities and experiments in robotics, engineering design, critical thinking and computer programming.
Other finalists were the Caruth Insititute for Engineering Education at Southern Methodist University and the George A. Jeffrey NanoExplorers program and the Innovation Opportunity Camp, both at the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Tech Titan Awards are sponsored by the Metroplex Technology Business Council, the largest technology trade nonprofit organization in Texas.
David Keathly, senior lecturer and undergraduate adviser in computer science and engineering, and Robert Akl, associate professor in computer science and engineering, are co-directors of UNT's camp.
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Sarah Bahari with UNT News Service can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.