Springdale academy aims to foster manufacturers of tomorrow

Posted: July 23, 2016 at 1 a.m.

The hands of Ian Malloy, 13, and Judd Pleimann,12, are visible Wednesday, June 1, 2016, as they assemble parts in the Fayetteville Robotics Summer Camp at Fayetteville High School. The four day class uses the Vex IQ Robot platform.

SPRINGDALE -- Students representing four "companies" sat around wooden tables Friday anxiously watching their Lego robots. It was the moment of truth: Would their robot solve the Rubik's Cube?

Other Academy Sites

Other locations for planned Young Manufacturers Academies include:

• Arkansas Northeastern College-Blytheville

• ASU-Mountain Home

• ASU-Newport

• Black River Technical College — Pocahontas

• College of the Ouachitas — Malvern

• East Arkansas Community College — Forrest City

• National Park College – Hot Springs

• NorthArk Community College – Harrison

• Phillips Community College – Stuttgart

• SAU Tech – Camden

• SouthArk Community College – El Dorado

For more information, visit www.arkansasstatechamberfoundation.com or contact Andrew Parker at aparker@arkansasstatechamber.com.

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