DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 21, 2014) – Presenting a fun educational experience, Daytona State College invites local teens to sign up for a series of free, eight-day summer camps for Flagler County and Volusia County students in grades 9, 10 and 11. All camps will be held June 16-26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach. A total of 80 students (20 students per camp) will have the opportunity to participate in the following camps:
- 3D Modeling: Explore creativity in 3D design in this hands-on fun–filled camp. Using 3D modeling software, students will design and model their own “vehicle” in virtual space. Students will be using the cutting edge technology of a 3D printer to create physical models of their own designed “vehicle.”
- Robotics: Create small robots for lifting and hurling. Students will learn about the theory of simple machines, electronics and system control, as well as mobile platforms, projectile accuracy, radio control and other engineering concepts.
- Sky High Design: Design and build a sky-rise apartment in New York City. Using the elements and principles of design, students will create a floor plan, design a kitchen and bathroom, and select furniture and finishes. Create a 3D model of the apartment that students can take home with them along with a color board representing all of the interior selections. Explore abilities in architecture and interior design in this creative and fun camp.
- Public Safety: Learn how public safety professionals react in in emergency situations. Get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes in the day of police, corrections, fire and emergency medical services.
Eligible Flagler County and Volusia County high school students must be in grades 9, 10 or 11, in a standard diploma track and have a teacher recommendation. Limited bus transportation will be provided from identified stops.
Students can pick up applications from their school guidance department or their career and technical teacher. They must be submitted by Friday, May 30, to: for Flagler County high school students – Libby Webb, Daytona State College, Flagler/Palm Coast Campus, Academic Hall, Room 113, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway S.E., Palm Coast, Fla. 32137; and for Volusia County high school students – Debra Dumas, Career and Technical Education, DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara Ave., DeLand, Fla. 32720.
For additional information about the free summer camps, contact Akeima Guinyard, GuinyaA@DaytonaState.edu or (386) 506-3690.
NOTE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler countiesand beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls nearly 28,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more.
Daytona State has repeatedly earned recognition as a leader in higher education. Most recently, the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, featured the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers and, for two years running, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Daytona State among the top 10in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
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