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Mahwah College Offers Tech Camps For High School Students

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MAHWAH, N.J. -- The final Information Session for the new Programming/Data Science Camp and Game Design for Teens Camp at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25.

The camps introduce high school students to a variety of game design concepts including level construction, character design, and gameplay mechanics, using Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, and ActionScript 3.0 to conceive, design and make functional games for the Web.

Students learn design standards and user experience theory, including HTML5 integration, and apply this knowledge to individual projects. Each student’s culminating project will incorporate personal style with programming to create a fully functional online game.

The new Programming/Data Science Camp introduces high school students to the new and fast-growing field of data science in which scientists combine skills in math, statistics, and computer programming to turn raw data into knowledge and insight.

Students gain skills in writing, interpreting, and debugging computer code using Python and will use Python to write a web scraper, a utility that gathers information from the web.

Students also learn how to use the Python-based SciPy package to display and analyze data. Finally, students use their skills to complete a short but complete data science research project on a topic of their choice.

The information session takes place from 7-8 p.m. in the Academic Complex, Room H-123. The instructors for each camp will be present to answer questions.

Participants in the Game Design for Teens Camp choose among two sessions, July 5-15 or July 18-29.

Click here to sign up at either program’s web page.

For more information contact the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at 201-684-7370.

Ramapo College is located at 505 Ramapo Valley Road.

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