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Students can apply to program to build robots

March 22, 2004

FROSTBURG, Md. - Maryland high school students will have the opportunity to build robots this summer at Frostburg State University at the Center for Future Engineers: Robot Design, part of the Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students.

The Compton Science Center will be the location for the weeklong residential camps, scheduled for July 11 to 16 and July 18 to 23, for about 40 high school students. The first class is for entering freshmen and sophomores, the second for entering juniors and seniors.

Brochures and applications are available from schools and local gifted and talented education coordinators, as well as on the Web site of the Maryland State Department of Education at www.marylandpublicschools.org/summercenters

Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, April 15. Students will be notified in early May whether they were accepted.

The cost is $375 for the one-week residential program. Some scholarships are available.

For information, go to faculty.frostburg.edu/engn/soysal/robot on the Web, send e-mail to osoysal@frostburg.edu or call 301-687-7079.

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