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Summer Camp Empowering Girls in Field of Robotics



    (Published Monday, Aug. 5, 2013)

    Summer is winding down, but possible careers in engineering and science are just getting started for some Prince George’s County students who've been spending weeks building and programming robots at a camp that's just for girls.

    Jon Doltar had spent a year at NASA working on weather satellites when he and a friend at work wanted to try something different. He never thought he’d be a teacher, but he developed curriculum for schools to start teaching robotics and get students thinking about careers in engineering.

    One of the pilot programs at Elizabeth Seton High School also intends to empower girls in the field.

    Down the road, they might show their teacher a thing or two.

    “I actually didn't know this stuff until I was in school,” Doltar said. “They're way past me.”