Sixty high school students are on campus July 7-15, learning how to program robots and design video games.
This is the second year for CSU Monterey Bay’s Technology Innovation Summer Camp. The camp filled up quickly; 26 students come from local schools including Carmel, York, Seaside, Marina, Salinas and Millennium high schools. Another 34 are international students, who are getting a taste of American college life and learning about CSUMB.
The idea is to team up local students with those from other countries so “they will be exposed to a global perspective in our classroom,” Eric Tao, chair of the School of Information Technology and Communication Design, said last year.
Students are attending lectures and labs on video game programming and robotics. In addition to the classroom work, they have the option of participating in athletic activities and field trips at the end of each day.
Photos from the 2013 camp.
Students program Lego robots to navigate a race course marked with blue tape – not an easy feat.