2014-06-20 / Community

Technology camp has opportunities for girls

Maine Robotics is offering a new summer program for girls this year on the Southern Maine Community College campus in South Portland. Girls between the ages of 12 and 16 will have the opportunity to spend the week using technology to solve real-world sustainability issues. Campers will work together in teams with local nonprofit organizations to brainstorm ideas that will make communities more sustainable and then learn to design and build a mobile app to help people reach that goal. At the end of the week, they will pitch their app to a guest panel and family members.

In partnership with the Technovation Challenge and Southern Maine Community College, the program is designed to mentor young women into the fields of communication, computers, mobile app development and entrepreneurship. The camp will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 28 through Friday, Aug. 1.

The program is accepting registrations on a first-comefirst served basis. The program is designed to help young women find out how engineers and IT professionals work together to solve problems and help people in day-to-day living. The students will work in small groups under the supervision of adult educators and college-level computer science students as they use the MIT AppDeveloper program to design mobile apps. Guest visitors will share information about careers in technology.

For more information, call 866-4340 or email info@mainerobotics.org.

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