US Navy Sponsored Technology Summer Camp

Posted on July 8, 2008  Comments (1)

US Navy plants a new seed of future engineers

When 14-year-old Dayne Savory first heard about a summer camp on technology in suburban Maryland, he had no idea that he would become so interested in science and engineering.

“Even though engineering was not one of my first options, now I will consider it. After attending this program I realized that I was able to do this,” Long Island resident Savory said.

Worried about the steep decline in U.S. science and engineering graduates, U.S. institutions such as the Navy and the NAVSEA — the command in charge of building, buying and maintaining the Navy’s ships- are promoting technology camps and competitions around the country. They’re doing it through partnerships with a growing number of associations such as the nonprofit Seat Pleasant, Md.-based Patriots Technology Training Center.

The students built underwater robots and held a competition on July 3 at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.

Thurman Jones, president of the Patriots Technology Training Center, said that the number of participants grows every year. To support this summer’s edition -as well as other programs organized by the Patriots Center — the U.S. Navy and the NAVSEA provided more than $100,000 worth of in cash, technical equipment and volunteers, according to Jones.

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One Response to “US Navy Sponsored Technology Summer Camp”

  1. Kathryn
    July 15th, 2008 @ 11:55 am

    My son is 12 and would love to attend such a camp if it were somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Other than trying to blindly google science camps, is there a site or page dedicated to listing what is available in the U.S.? I clicked on a few of your links and it seems most of the programs discussed are out east.

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