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U of M Will Host Computer Science Camp for Girls University News
For release: June 14, 2010

For press information, contact Dr. Linda Sherrell, 901-678-5465

Computer science is more than just programming ­– it’s also expected to be one of the fastest growing career fields over the next few years. The University of Memphis will offer girls in grades 8 through 11 a look inside the world of computer science when it hosts its second annual Computational Thinking Summer Camp July 19-23.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily on the U of M campus. Only basic computer familiarity (no programming) is required. There is no charge to attend.

Students will learn about career opportunities for computer science students and about the many activities that computer scientists are involved in. U of M computer science professors will discuss some of their research projects. They will cover the basic concepts of computational thinking and how it can be applied to diverse professional fields and to everyday lives. There will be fun, hands-on experience with AgentSheets, a game authoring and simulation tool.

More information is available from the Department of Computer Science at 901-678-5465 or info@cs.memphis.edu , or from Dr. Linda Sherrell, camp coordinator, at 901-678-3139 or sherrell@cs.memphis.edu
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