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New Mexico Highlands University is collaborating with two science education programs to host a free computer science camp for local youth and teachers on the university’s campus June 27 to July 1.
Project GUTS, Growing Up Thinking Scientifically, and the Supercomputing Challenge are presenting the Summer Round Up! science camp, one of many throughout New Mexico this summer.
The New Mexico Public Education Department and Google are also sponsors.
During this computer science camp, middle and high school students will learn about how scientists and others use computer modeling in cutting-edge research. Climate change is the focus of the exercises this year.
The camp will be in room 281 of the university’s Ivan Hilton Science Technology building at 810 National Ave. Students will attend from 9 a.m. to noon.
Teachers will attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break at noon. Teachers will also learn how to start a Project GUTS club, and sponsor a Supercomputing Challenge team.
Space is limited and registration for the camp is on a first come, first served basis. Registration by June 17 is preferred.
For more information, contact Celia Einhorn, Supercomputing Challenge coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-281-1122.