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BYU To Host Chip Camp for Students in Grades 7-8
Brigham Young University (BYU) will host its first engineering and technology camp focused on computer chips, dubbed Chip Camp, next week.
Open to students who have completed grades 7 or 8, the camp will be run by students in BYU's Immerse program, "a mentoring organization aiming to help undergraduate students participate in significant research to prepare them for post-graduate studies," according to information released by the university.
Chip Camp activities will include:
- A competitive rocket launch challenge;
- Building catapults to hurl ping pong balls;
- Programming a microcontroller;
- Building an integrated circuit;
- Starting a chemical reaction;
- Creating LED-lit Frisbees; and
- Designing a flashing bike light.
"Thanks to the generosity of the Micron Foundation," according to information on the camp's site, "camp participants will receive a t-shirt, lunches, take home project parts, plenty of prizes, and a fantastic low camp cost."
Participation costs $39 per student and the camp will take place August 12-13.
"This is all about getting students inspired in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM)," said Dee Mooney, Micron Foundation executive director, in a prepared statement.
More information is available at ce.byu.edu.
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].