Middle and High School Girls Invited to AspireIT Summer Camp

Hodges University News

Girls in grades 6-12 in Lee and Collier counties will delve into the world of technology thanks to the AspireIT Programming Technology Summer Camp.

Hosted by Hodges University’s Fisher School of Technology, AspireIT is a summer camp devoted to teaching girls about coding, game and app development, digital design and robotics.

“Nationally, this program has been expanded to include girls in grades K-12.However, to allow our program leader the ability to build a solid curriculum that will best impact our girls, we decided that grades 6-12 would be better option for our particular camp,” said Tracey Lanham, professor and program chair of the computer information technology programs in the Fisher School of Technology at Hodges University.

This year’s program, “Making a Difference – Girls, Technology and Social Change,” will focus on utilizing programming to promote social change, focusing specifically on the Blue Zones Projects. Girls will learn about technology and team building skills, and how programming applies to robotics.

The Lee County AspireIT camp will take place on June 17, June 18, June 24 and June 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the H Building room H219 on the Fort Myers campus, which is located at 4501 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33966. Registration is available online.

The Collier County AspireIT camp will take place on July 22, July 23, July 29 and July 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Gaynor Building room G245 on the Naples campus, which is located at 2655 Northbrooke Drive, Naples, FL 34119.

The cost to attend the camp is $20. Each participant will receive a program participant kit, which includes a bag, parental information and additional resources furnished by the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Lunch will also be included.

For more information, contact Tracey Lanham at tlanham@hodges.edu or (239) 938-7779. Camp registration is available online for Lee County at http://bit.ly/1Wx4xJo and Collier County at http://bit.ly/1ZdDIYx.

About the Fisher School of Technology:
The School of Technology was one of the first academic schools established at Hodges University. Renamed the Fisher School of Technology in 2011, students in this school have a desire to explore technology and how it can be used to improve the way we conduct business or the way we live our lives.

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