Camp Beta: Problem Solving With Computing, July 24 – 28, 2017

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Today’s high school students probably can’t imagine a world without cell phones, computing and smart technology applications.  But understanding how it all works is another thing.

For example, how does Google provide such accurate maps for so many people in so many places? Or how does Netflix recommend the perfect movie just for you? How about how your email program identifies spam email?

High school students in grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to find out this summer as part of Camp Beta: Problem Solving with Computing – a camp where you can learn how to solve real-life problems by designing and writing computer programs in Java.

Prior experience in the Java programming language is not required. However, some experience in another programming language – like “Alice” is needed.

The camp, which runs July 24 – 28, 2017 is limited to just 25 students, but according to Philip Chan, Ph.D., an associate professor in Florida Tech’s School of Computing, the small camp size allows participants to receive a truly in-depth experience.

Activities will include writing programs that can:

  • Recommend movies (like Netflix)
  • Draw shapes and objects – and then animate them
  • Remove red eyes from photos
  • Compare DNA profiles to catch criminals

The camp is offered by the Department of Computer Sciences and Cybersecurity. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch is included. The cost is $160.

To register, visit: Camp Beta: Problem Solving with Computing 

 

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