Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Informatics faculty, staff offer June computing camp for high school students
Application deadline May 15; scholarships available
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Animation, computer graphics, gaming, virtual reality and Web design are just a few of the topics that high school students will learn about this summer at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing's Summer Camp.
This annual camp for rising ninth- through 12th-graders, set for June 17 to 21 on the Bloomington campus, is designed to give high school students the chance to interact with IU faculty and staff and learn about the latest trends in information technology, the Internet and Web design, networking, new media, databases, gaming and more.
"This is a great way for students to get an inside look at what college life is like at IU by living on campus for a week and getting to discover all the various ways you can use technology to make an impact on the world," said Nancy Lemons, director of undergraduate student recruiting and advising at the School of Informatics and Computing. "Current informatics faculty and student counselors will work alongside the camp participants the entire week, and each day they will investigate applications of information technology in different settings. The idea is that campers will learn by doing work on real problems."
Space in the summer camp is limited to 50 students in order to ensure a unique and enriching experience for participants. Applications, along with a 100-word essay describing your interest in summer camp, must be received by May 15. Once the completed application is reviewed and approved by the admissions committee, applicants will be sent an acceptance packet.
Cost for the camp is $400, and scholarships are available for qualified applicants. The fee covers dorm overnight stays, food and snacks, and all additional activity fees. Completed applications and student essays should be sent to Informatics Summer Camp, in care of Nancy Lemons, 919 E. 10th St., Room 103, Bloomington, IN 47408.
For more information about the camp and to access applications, medical consent forms and other materials, visit the camp website. Other topics to be covered during the camp include an introduction to informatics, 2D animation, gaming, chemical molecule visualization, data mining, human-computer interaction and computer system design.