Genesee Community College "Careers in Technology" Camp Gets Underway

The third annual "Careers in Technology" summer camp, designed for high school students who want to explore various technology-related professions will get underway this coming week at Genesee Community College's Batavia Campus. Starting Monday, July 25th and continuing through Friday, July 29th, eighteen young adults will be participating in a wide range of hands-on workshops in numerous labs and classrooms across campus.

Among the highlights of this year's camp will be:•Robotics workshop where students will construct and program a functional robot;•CSI at GCC allowing students to use DNA analysis to solve a "who done it" crime mystery;•Graphic Design exercise will give the participants the opportunity to use the College's Digital Arts laboratory with Macintosh computers and printers; •TV Production workshop gives students the chance to work in a state-of-the-art television studio with quality cameras, a complete sound and lighting board, and the other important technological tools of broadcast media.

The cost of the Careers in Technology camp was free this year due to special funding from a President's Innovation Grant funded, in part, by the Genesee Community College Foundation. The camp begins at 9:00 AM each day and ends at 3:00 PM.

"Based on the prior success of our Tech Camp, we are very excited about this year's line up. Students will be literally immersed in a buffet of technology here at Genesee," Jim Bucki, Director of Academic Computer Technology Programs said. "From building the world's smallest computer network, to exploring robotics and DNA down in our chemistry lab-we've developed a fun way to explore the wide range of career opportunities in today's high-tech world."

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