Technology Camp slated for high school students

June 22, 2011 | Events, UToday



webscreen-shot-2011-06-20-at-21120-pm1Area high school students curious about the capabilities of modern technology can explore the possibilities at the second annual Technology Camp to be presented by The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8.

“Social media is so very popular and important to teenagers today, but we want to show local students the technology and opportunities that make applications like Facebook, Twitter and so much more possible,” said Darlene Stevens, enrollment management specialist in the College of Business and Innovation. “Technology Camp is a wonderful opportunity for students to discover, in a very hands-on way, both the power and the fun of information technology.

“We also hope that some of the students will become so enthralled by this experience that they will decide on studying information technology in the UT College of Business and Innovation.”

During the two-day experience, students will have the chance to build their own webpage and create their own apps, learn about modern business applications of technology, meet teachers and students using technology, and more.

Technology Camp will be held Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement on UT’s Main Campus.

“The Savage & Associates Complex is the perfect location for Technology Camp because it is brimming with high-technology classrooms, lecture capture capabilities and action learning labs, all housed in an amazing energy-efficient environment,” Stevens said.

Participants will receive lunch and have the chance to win an Apple iPad.

The program is free but registration is required; click here.

Co-sponsors of the event with the UT College of Business and Innovation are Eaton Corp., Libbey Glass, WNWO-TV Ch. 24, Owens-Illinois Inc. and Owens Corning.