GGC offers Tech Camp program for middle, high school students

Georgia Gwinnett College’s School of Science and Technology is offering GGC Tech Camp, a hands-on, experience-based week of exposure to the computing future.

Georgia Gwinnett College’s School of Science and Technology is offering GGC Tech Camp, a hands-on, experience-based week of exposure to the computing future.

Designed for middle- and high-school students, GGC Tech Camp promotes creative thinking and problem solving. Participants experience a five-day schedule full of demonstrations, laboratory exercises, discussion groups and presentations on the Georgia Gwinnett College campus in Lawrenceville.

“Middle-school students will learn how to make their own movie or game,” said Nannette Napier, assistant professor of information technology and a camp co-director.

Middle-school students also will build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots with sounds, motion and sensors.

High school students will create a video game with the Freely Available Networked Game engine in JavaWIDE, and develop animated stories and virtual worlds in Alice.

Camp courses are taught, and students are supervised, by GGC faculty and staff. Georgia Gwinnett students provide additional assistance during the camp.

The program fee is $195.00, and financial aid is available for a limited number of students, based on free or reduced lunch status at school or parental unemployment.

To register, visit http://hercules.ggc.edu/ggctechcamp/. There is a $10 non-refundable application fee. Qualified students are accepted until the camp program is full. The priority registration deadline is June 1.

Camp week for middle school girls is June 7-11, and June 14-18 for middle school boys. High school students may attend a coed program the week of June 21-25.

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