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UI Boise Hosts Coding Summer Camp for Students and Teachers

June 22, 2017

BOISE — The University of Idaho Boise is hosting its second year of STEM-focused summer camps in Nampa through the DIG'nIT program, an initiative aimed to increase awareness and interest in science and technology. A group of teachers and middle school students will receive training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during the weeklong summer camp in mid-July.

The DIGn’IT AVID Coding Camp is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 11-14, at Sage Valley Middle School in the Vallivue School District. The camp is free and includes activities where kids will learn the basics of coding. Registration is open to AVID students enrolled in Sage Valley Middle School.

Teachers will attend the training July 10-14. The goal is to make the university curriculum available to teachers in Idaho, teach them basic programming, and give them the tools to incorporate the lessons into a regular classroom setting. Topics include computer coding, computer programming and website development.

The Nampa DIGn’IT AVID coding camp is presented by UI Boise and UI Coeur d'Alene, and funded by the STEM Action Center and the Micron Foundation.

For questions about the camp, please contact Danielle Horras at dhorras@uidaho.edu.

Media Contact: 

Maria Ortega
UI Boise Marketing and Communications Manager
208-364-4586

mortega@uidaho.edu


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