Brennen Coulson learned how to program robots when he was in the fourth grade at a Lego robotics summer camp. His experience sparked a life-long passion for engineering and mathematics.
Now, the senior at Mountain View High is promoting his passion with kids at the same camp.
“I have an engineering mind and I want to get kids excited about technology,” he said.
The Lego robotics summer camp is hosted by The Bullbots — a FIRST Robotics Competition team based in Meridian. Brennen, along with 10 fellow teammates, is introducing fourth- through eighth-grade students to robotics through Legos. The teens mentor the kids by doing hands-on projects in programming and problem-solving while accomplishing challenges.
“The best part is watching the kids in action” Brennen said.
Kids learn how to assemble and program a Lego sumo-bot — a robot that looks like a car.
The three-week camp is hosting 60 kids from across the Treasure Valley, with 20 students participating each week.