Robotics, Game Development Among Youth Summer Camps Offered at STC
South Texas College is gearing up for summer camps that will enable students to engage in fun and interactive activities led by esteemed professionals in the field. June camps Beginning in June, visitors to STC’s Technology Campus and Pecan Plaza will choose from a variety of weeklong camps designed to keep minds sharp and learn new skills all while having fun. Aviation, Sewing, Cyberpatriot, Mobile App Development, and Intro to Game Development are just some of the many hands-on camps available to participants. At the aviation camp, students will utilize models and simulators to learn about the theory of flight, airplanes, control surfaces, and engines.
Through the Cyberpatriot program, students will be exposed to cybersecurity concepts including working with Windows 10, Linux, Unbuntu 16, virtual machines, basic graphical user interface security, and basic command line security. The primary goal of the Intro to Game Development program is to bring the fun and exciting world of creating and developing games to students. The activities are designed to benefit 7th through 10th grade students pursuing careers in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering. Mobile App Development will be divided into two parts, an introductory course and an advanced course that will have students work with the Android mobile developer platform. Programs are designed to help students understand how mobile apps are created. The aviation camp, cyberpatriot, game development and mobile app development camps will take place at STC’s Pecan Campus located in McAllen. The Sewing camp, which will take place at Pecan Plaza located at 2621 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen will introduce participants to the basics of sewing, including sewing machine parts and setup. Sessions begin June 3 and will take place every week throughout the summer. Camps are open to grades 5th - 12th. For more information about time, cost, or to register please visit https://www.southtexascollege.edu/summer-camps/index.html.
July camps STC’s popular robotics camps begin in July. The 2019 Robotics and Automation Summer Camp takes place from July 1 to July 19. New for this year, the college’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) in cooperation with FIRST-RGV introduces drone pilot training for kids ages 13 to 17 in three weeklong camps from July 1-5, July 8-12, and July 15-19. This camp utilizes the current techniques and principles to pilot a recreational or industrial drone in a safe manner following the FAA regulations and air space limitations. Cost for the drone camp is $135 and will take place at STC’s Technology Campus. Those who are interested can call 956-872-6148 for more information. This year’s First Tech Challenge also begins in July and will utilize the Robotics Build & Programing Principles of First Tech Challenge (FTC) to prepare students to compete in city and state meets. Drone Piloting Fundamentals training will also be given in addition to the FTC. Robotics camp will be made available for kids ages 12 to 17 in three weeklong camps from July 1-5, July 8-12, and July 15-19. Cost for the camp is $135 and will take place at STC’s Technology Campus. Those who are interested can call 956-872-6148 for more information. For a complete schedule of all camps, please visit https://www.southtexascollege.edu/summer-camps/index.html