High Tech Summer Camp Targets Wahine
Registration open for digital media, GIS learning camp
Maui Economic Development Board News Release
Middle and high school students interested in the latest Digital Media and GIS technologies are encouraged to sign up for two exciting summer software camps scheduled at the Maui Research and Technology park this June.
Sponsored by the Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology (WIT) project, the Digital Media Camp will be held on June 13 -17 followed by the GIS Software Camp, June 23-24.
Designed to help students experience cutting-edge technology used to benefit major community projects, the Geographic Information System or GIS workshop will be taught by Diana Papini-Warren.
Classes for both training camps will be held at MEDB’s Malcolm Training Center, Kihei. There is a $10 registration fee per camp and lunches will be provided daily. Financial assistance is available for students in need.
Space is very limited so those interested should apply ASAP. Registered students must commit to participate for the entire camp.
GIS is a computer-based mapping tool that takes information from a locations database (streets, buildings, water features, terrain, etc.) and converts it into visual layers. The ability to see geographic features on a map and visualize patterns, relationships and trends enable planners, analysts and now students, to make informed decisions about their communities.
The objective of the Digital Media training camp is to introduce the students to Web Design, Photoshop, and Videography by engaging them in project-based learning, students gain an in-depth understanding of the principles of Digital Media and how it can be applied to a future STEM career. The camp will be co-taught by Nathalie Nunez and Mark Hymas.
Recognizing the need to incorporate innovation in the way science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is delivered; the curriculum is structured to give students a head start in STEM careers, as well as exposure to industry practices.
To register, call Lalaine Passion at 875-2343 or email her at Lalaine@medb.org with the following information: student name, middle/high school, grade, contact number, email address.
A statewide initiative of the Maui Economic Development Board, Women in Technology is funded by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Agriculture as a workforce development project to encourage women, girls, and underrepresented minorities into science, technology, engineering and math careers, as well as other non-traditional occupations.
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