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Technology Camp offered on the UMFK campus

March 4, 2009

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will offer a Technology Camp this summer for students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years of high school. The camp will run from Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2.              

Students will explore a profession that is both innovative and challenging; learn about the impact of computer technologies on society, and become a leader in the field of technology.  

Participants will be taught and guided by UMFK computer application faculty and information services staff.  The camp will focus on hands-on learning activities helping to build your skills in several different technology areas including multimedia, web technologies, game programming, and counter hacking.   

Camp activities will include digital video production by creating, recording, editing and publishing a digital video;  a hardware 101 competition; Solve it or Crash “IT” practice troubleshooting and solving technical issues; webpage design using Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver; networking from the ground–up; game programming and counter-hacking: techniques to keep personal electronic information secure. 

The technology camp is intended primarily for students interested in computer and information science professions. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The camp is limited to 20 students.            

The total cost of the camp is $200 and includes materials meals and lodging. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required. If the student enrolls in a UMFK degree program the student’s application fee to UMFK will be waived.                      

Lodging arrangements can be made for Sunday, June 28, if needed.            

Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, May 15. Students can register on-line and download the brochure at: http://www.umfk.maine.edu/cos/camp/ or for more information, contact Don Eno at (207) 834-7835 or by e-mail at deno@maine.edu