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Tech Camp planed for middle school students

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Georgia Gwinnett College is accepting applications from middle school girls for its fourth annual Tech Camp.

The summer enrichment program enables middle school students to explore computing careers, design their own games and build robots during a hands-on, experience-based week of exposure to the future of computing.

Offered through the GGC School of Science and Technology, the program promotes creative thinking and problem solving.

There is still space available in the June 25-28 session for middle school girls.

"No experience is needed," said Nannette Napier, assistant professor of information technology and a camp co-director. "Students are only limited by the boundaries of their imaginations."

Middle school participants will use LEGO Mindstorms to build robots. They also will be able to design games, music mash-ups and animation through hands-on experiences with personal technologies.

Students are supervised by and learn from college faculty and staff with additional assistance provided by GGC students.

There is a $35 non-refundable application fee that is applied to the camp's total tuition of $185. Students will be provided an afternoon snack but must pack their own lunches.

To register, visit hercules.ggc.edu/ggctechcamp.

For more information, call (678) 407-5458 or e-mail techcampadmin@lists.ggc.edu.

-- From staff reports