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Jul 29, 2014 7:18 PM

Engineering Summer Camp

CORPUS CHRISTI - Over 80 junior high school and high school students have spent their summer learning all about engineering. Today they gathered at Del Mar College's West Campus to show off the skills they've learned.

"It's just enjoying the summer with logic, math, engineering, building robots, and all of us here today," said student Marco Rangel. Today students finally got to show their parents what they learned from the intense 7-week-long Prefreshman Engineering Program Summer Camp.

For weeks these students have spent five hours a day in class learning problem-solving skills and exploring the engineering field, but there's nothing like fighting robots and launching rockets to let off some stress.

"With our practice round we did good going the furthest, but the real round we made fourth place," said Rangel.

But winning isn't what this competition was about.

"It's not a competition we just wanted to have fun with it and spend our summer doing something," said student Xander Druckenmiller.

Whether they learned to launch rockets or build robots, they were taught an even more important lesson.

"One of the most valuable things I think is teamwork, we really had to focus on that, we had to make a lot of group decisions to just building this whole thing where everything belongs," said Druckenmiller.

They'll use that team spirit to engineer their future.


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