MELBOURNE, FLA. —What is computer programming? How do Google Maps give you driving directions? These are some of the questions that will be answered at Florida Institute of Technology’s computer-related summer camps set for July. The university’s Department of Computer Sciences in the College of Engineering offers two five day-long summer camp experiences to high school students with no or limited prior knowledge in computer programming.
Camp Alpha is from July 12 to 16 and Camp Beta is from July 19 to 23. Both camps will be held at the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex on campus. Students will interact with professors in the department.
Camp Alpha participants will learn about programming by telling stories and making movies using the revolutionary Alice software.
In Camp Beta youths will learn how to solve real-life problems through designing and writing computer programs in Java.
Space is limited to only 16 students per camp. The registration fee is $125. Registrations must be received by June 15.
Registration forms, waivers and further information can be found at http://cs.fit.edu/Academics/summercamp. The completed registration form and payment should be mailed to Florida Tech, Department of Computer Sciences, Attention: Rosalyn M. Bursey, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, Fla., 32901.