* Department of Computer Science

May 23, 2007

Computer whiz kids invited to Purdue summer camps

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Middle school students interested in computers, technology, robotics and computer programming languages can register for the Purdue Computer Science Summer Camp.

Beginner camp runs from June 24-27 and is open to students entering grades 6, 7 or 8 in the fall. Beginning campers will use Lego Robotics and Alice programming languages. They also will see how the field of computer science contributes to a variety of careers.

Advanced camp will take place June 27-30. It is open to students entering grades 7, 8 or 9 in the fall. Students should have attended a previous session of the Computer Science Summer Camp or have computer programming experience. Advanced camp will focus on computer science concepts and languages such as Python, Alice or JavaScript.

The camps will take place in the newly built Lawson Computer Science Building, and campers will stay in Hillenbrand Hall. The fee is $325. Campers who register by June 1 will receive an early registration discount.

A registration form is available online at

Writer: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704,

Source: Mindy Hart, computer science outreach coordinator, (765) 494-7802,

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