MELBOURNE, FLA. —What is computer programming? How does Netflix recommend movies to rent? How does an email program identify junk emails? These are some of the questions that will be answered at Florida Institute of Technology’s computer-related summer camps in July. The university’s Department of Computer Sciences offers two five-day-long summer camp experiences to high school students with no or limited knowledge in computer programming. Camp Alpha is from July 11 to 15 and Camp Beta is from July 18 to 22. Both camps will meet daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, Room 127, on campus.
Camp Alpha campers will learn about programming by telling stories, making movies and playing games using the revolutionary Alice software. Students will also interact with leading professors in the department.
Camp Beta campers will learn how to solve real-life problems with designing and writing computer programs using the programming language, Java.
Each camp is limited to only 16 students. The registration fee is $125 per camp and must be received by June 15.
Registration forms, waivers and further information can be found at http://cs.fit.edu/Academics/summercamp. Completed registration form and payment should be mailed to Florida Institute of Technology, Department of Computer Sciences, Attention: Rosalyn M. Bursey, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL., 32901.