STEM jobs are multiplying quickly—with the new location, we can now help inspire more Southern California students to pursue careers in STEM.
Campbell, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Southern California students ages 7-17 can now enroll for iD Tech Camps held at Cal Poly Pomona. Powered by internalDrive, the new iD Tech Camps location offers courses ranging from game design with Minecraft, Unreal® Development Kit, and RPG Maker®, to programming with Java and Scratch. Kids and teens will gain useful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) knowledge in small groups (eight students maximum per instructor), meet like-minded peers, and enjoy a balance of indoor-outdoor activities. Ultimately, iD Tech Camps students attending the Cal Poly Pomona summer camp will discover how their passions and talents will help them in college and future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers.
Spanning over 1,400 acres, Cal Poly Pomona is a balance of urban and rural charm, 30 minutes from the heart of Los Angeles. Other nearby iD Tech Camps sites include UC Irvine, and UCLA, which also hosts pre-college iD Programming Academy programs for teens. The Pomona location came at the request of parents who were unable to commute all the way to Irvine or LA. California students farther north can attend iD Tech Camps, iD Gaming Academy, or iD Programming Academy held at Stanford, or iD Visual Arts Academy held at UC Berkeley.
The computer labs at Cal Poly Pomona are conveniently situated near snack shops, hang-out spaces, and the campus arcade. Students will dine at the university’s “all-you-care-to-eat” residential restaurant, which features fresh sandwiches, three salad bars, pizzas, pastas, burgers, tacos, stir-fry, and more. The pizza station offers meat and vegetarian selections daily.
“We’re looking forward to sharing our new space at Cal Poly Pomona with our students this summer,” says iD Tech Camps President and CEO Pete Ingram-Cauchi. “STEM jobs are multiplying quickly—with the new location, we can now help inspire more Southern California students to pursue careers in STEM.”
The U.S. Department of Commerce has predicted that occupations in STEM will grow roughly 17% in the next ten years. By engaging kids and teens in technology from a young age, iD Tech Camps prepares students to take on a booming technical job market.
Students attending iD Tech Camps at Cal Poly Pomona will engage in project-based learning as they code Java, design games in Minecraft, and develop role-playing games in a 3D world. They will leave camp with a project they can be proud of, and a competitive advantage for future college applications. By blending traditional summer camp with progressive technology education, iD Tech Camps has created an innovative alternative for students on summer vacation.
ABOUT iD TECH CAMPS AND iD TEEN ACADEMIES
iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies engage students ages 7-18 in STEM education with summer programs for kids and teens held at over 60 prestigious universities nationwide, including Cal Poly Pomona, UC Irvine, UCLA, Stanford, Princeton, and others. Sessions are weeklong, day and overnight. Also pre-college, immersive iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy for Teens. Visit http://www.internalDrive.com or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324).