High school students sought for College of Business and Innovation Technology Camp

June 15, 2016 | UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation will present its sixth annual Technology Camp for high school students Monday through Wednesday, July 11-13, in the Savage & Associates Business Complex.

Accommodating 40 area high school students from throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, the camp will provide a hands-on learning experience for teens who want to create their own apps, learn web design, discover modern business applications of technology, and actually build a computer that they will keep.

business logoIn fact, although there is a $25 fee for the camp, each participant will leave the experience with a micro-computer that he or she has built, courtesy of the camp sponsors, Dana and Marathon.

“For the first time in the camp history, everybody gets a machine,” explained DJ Bensch, information architect in the College of Business and Innovation and one of the instructors at the camp. “It will be about the size of a tablet, but will be a touch-screen machine with a keyboard and a mouse.”

Bensch added, “The possibilities within modern technology are virtually limitless, and understanding computer technology is rapidly becoming an essential life skill for young people. The College of Business and Innovation’s annual Technology Camp is an outstanding opportunity for high school students to immerse themselves in a technology learning experience where they will be able to explore both the power and the fun of information technology. We know that some of the students will become so enthralled by this experience that they will decide to come back to UT to study IT.”

Space is limited. Parents can register their students at utoledo.edu/business/technologycamp and can direct questions to darlene.stevens@utoledo.edu or calling her at 419.530.2087.

The 2016 Technology Camp is open to high school students who are the children of employees of The University of Toledo.

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