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May 20, 2011
Young people looking for something different, fun and exciting to do this summer will find several options available on Piedmont Technical College’s Greenwood campus. Two special career-oriented camps in engineering technology will be offered with something for everyone.
Returning for its ninth year is the Engineering and Industrial Technology Camp July 12-15. Rising 8th and 9th grade students will be introduced to technology with hands-on activities that they will remember for years to come. Students will explore science, engineering and industrial technology topics. The camp will focus on activities in various technology fields, such as robotics, computer-aided drafting, mechatronics and electronics.
The newest addition is the Girls Achieving in Technology and Engineering (GATE) summer program returning for its third year. The program will be held June 13-16 for rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade female students. The GATE summer program will feature challenging and structured hands-on activities. Students participating in the program will build and program robots, design and build prototype models and tour a manufacturing facility where they will have the opportunity to meet with professional women within the engineering technology professions. Participants will also have a chance to win a personal Dell laptop.
Registration deadline for both camps is May 31. Registration forms are available from school guidance counselors or by contacting Vickie Baldwin at (864) 941-8400.