Last July, fifteen high school students participated in the first annual TechNow Programming Camp. For three days they learned how to program using a language called Alice– creating 3-D games and animated movies. Each day, during lunch, employees from the corporate sponsors, Wells Fargo Bank, James Tower, Inc., and Carlson Craft Business Solutions, joined the students and talked about career possibilities. The instructors during the summer camp were Peter Johnson, Tom Edwards from the Computer Careers department here at South Central College, North Mankato campus, and Jeff Seehafer, from GFW High School in Winthrop. The students represented several area high schools including Waseca, GFW, East, St. Clair, and Loyola.
The programming camp was a resounding success and there are plans to expand the camp so more students from different grade levels can participate. If you are interested in next year’s camp contact Peter Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s more information about the TechNow initiative.
Here are some shots showing the students during the session and a view of the program named Alice.
The SCC Administration visits the Programming Camp (left to right: Larry Wall, Steve Sletcha, President Keith Stover, W.C. Sanders, Nancy Genelin. )
Rebecca Bohm from Wells Fargo Bank, Minneapolis and Alex Clemons a student at Waseca High School talk about his Alice program.