Becker College Hosts Video Game Design and Robotics Summer Camps for Kids Ages 7-15

Published on Monday, June 17th, 2013

Becker College, home of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute and a number of STEM-focused degree programs, will host STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) camp provider Funutation Tekademy summer Tek Labs in video game design and robotics to be held on Becker’s Worcester Campus.

Funutation is enrolling now for the Tek Lab camps, which offer an approach to technology for children that feature a blend of learning and fun that focuses on hands-on action.

“Younger children and teens have more opportunities to discover science and technology than ever before,” says Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. “The children who enroll in the Funutation Tek Labs, will also visit the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute, here on campus, to meet college students and interactive media industry professionals and to see them working on serious and entertainment games aimed at reaching the marketplace.”

Session I takes place August 5-9, 2013, and includes “2D Video Game Design with Scratch,”  in which children ages 8-11 learn computer graphic techniques and animation fundamentals to design a basic computer video game; and “Stop Motion Animation,” in which children ages 8-11 discover the secrets behind computer animation by using Scratch software and create a video with everyday objects.

Session II takes place August-16, 2013, and includes “K’nex Robotics,” in which children ages 7-10 discover how real-world amusement park rides work, using K’nex models; and “Battlebots,” in which children ages 12-15 build robot warriors using everyday materials and pit them against each other in battle.

To register for a Tek Lab, or for more information, contact Funutation Tekademy at 1-888-386-8835 ext. 512, or visit www.funutation.com.

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