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May 14, 2007

Students can learn computer graphics at summer camp

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - High school students interested in learning more about career paths in computer graphics can attend the weeklong seventh annual computer graphics technology summer camp on June 24-29 at Purdue University.

Clark Cory, an associate professor of computer graphics technology and event coordinator, said the purpose of the camp is to give students expanded opportunities in subjects they might not yet have explored.

"This camp allows students an opportunity to work with the same kind of equipment and software as the pros, which is something they might not have the chance to experience in their high school classes," he said. "Since the activities are so varied, students will see the many career paths available to those who choose computer graphics as their college major."

The cost to attend is $650, which includes accommodations in the Cary Quadrangle residence hall, meals in a dining court, all materials and supplies, entertainment, and a ticket for the student to attend an awards luncheon on the last day of camp. Additional awards luncheon tickets for the families members are $15 and can be purchased during registration.

Camp topics include Web site development, 3-D animation, 3-D modeling, multimedia design, desktop publishing, digital illustration and computer game development. Participants will use a variety of software programs commonly used by computer graphics artists, including 3D Studio Max, Maya, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and RHINO.

Sessions will be offered on a rotating basis to allow each student a chance to attend all sessions. Camp participants also will attend entertainment events, including the Physics Show and Animation Film Festival.

The deadline for camp registration is May 31. A registration form and more information can be found online at http://www2.tech.purdue.edu/cgt/information/camp/2007/. For questions, contact Cory at (765) 494-8730, ccory@purdue.edu.

Writer: Kim Medaris, (765) 494-6998, kmedaris@purdue.edu

Source: Clark Cory, (765) 494-8730, ccory@purdue.edu

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