"Careers in Technology" Camp Gets Underway

The fourth annual “Careers in Technology” summer camp, designed for high school students who want to explore various technology-related careers starts Monday, July 24th and continues through Friday, July 28th at Genesee Community College’s Batavia Campus. The program is FREE and open to approximately 20 young adults interested 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.

“As we prepare for our fourth annual Tech Camp, we are, of course, revisiting the favorite parts of the program, such as building the world’s smallest computer network, exploring robotics, and ‘DNA -CSI Day,’ which happens down in our chemistry lab, “Shawn Krest, instructor at Genesee’s Computer Technology Programs said. “But we’ve also have some new features including guest speakers representing very different industries and backgrounds—but all have extremely successful careers using the high-tech tools of today’s world.”

The camp begins at 10:00 AM each day and ends at 3:00 PM. Lunch is included as part of the program. Interested participants should contact the College immediately to reserve their seat. Space in limited and reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Call Shawn Krest at 585-343-0055 ext. 6330 or email smkrest@genesee.edu.