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06/03/2014

Summer Camps Appeal to Those Interested in Music, Jewelry or Robotics

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 The camps will appeal to students interested in studying either music, jewelry design or robotics, according to organizer Courtney Starrett, an associate professor of fine arts.
 Tuition for a week of activities is $125 and scholarships are available. Lunch is included in the tuition.

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Courtney Starrett
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Marguerite Doman
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Winthrop University Departments of Computer Science and Fine Arts will host three one-week summer camps in July for middle and high school students.

The camps will appeal to students interested in studying either music, jewelry design or robotics, according to organizer Courtney Starrett, an associate professor of fine arts. Tuition for a week of activities is $125 and scholarships are available. Lunch is included in the tuition.

Here is what is available during the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. sessions:

July 7-11 - computing and jewelry design for middle school girls. Campers will learn 3D printing, digital modeling and computer programming. There will be a field trip to 3D Systems World Headquarters in Rock Hill.

July 14-18 - rising seventh and eighth graders will learn about computing and robotics, will build and customize programmable robots using Lego Mindstorms, will create their own animated stories using Storytelling Alice software and tour several local industries.

July 21-25 - high school students will learn about technology and music creation, and explore Python programming. In addition, participants will receive college admissions advice and information regarding computing careers. No computing experience is needed.

To register for the camps, go to the web site.

Support for the camps comes from Georgia Tech and Winthrop University's Research Council, along with support for the jewelry camp from National Center for Women & Information Technology's AspireIT program.

For more information, contact Marguerite Doman at domanm@winthrop.edu.

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