Children in Emporia, Kansas, entering the fifth through 12th grade will be eligible to attend the TECHMaker Youth Academy July 25-29.
Emporia State University is partnering with the Emporia Public Library, the Emporia Recreation Center and the Flint Hills Technical College to hold the weeklong camp focused on computer technology.
The four areas include industry and building design, digital media, coding and arts technology. The instructors include volunteers that consist of faculty, students staff and alumni from ESU, FHTC and the Emporia Public Library and Emporia Recreation Center.
“Bringing Flint Hills Technical College and the Emporia Public Library on board was a way to broaden our offerings and make it a real community effort,” ESU Instructional Designer Joseph Kern said. “The idea for the academy developed as our learning technologies team at ESU was discussing all of the cool technology used in specific areas on campus. Typically, unless students are studying in these fields in college, they might never get to see it, and without seeing it, middle school and high school students may not realize they want to pursue these areas. They might also be surprised at how learning computer skills in high school can help them in virtually any career they choose later in life.”
This program will be held at Visser Hall at the ESU campus and will cost $30 per participant.