(Lorain, Ohio) — Members of TECH CORPS’ program and curriculum team completed hands-on training in cutting edge technology from the Fab Foundation at the Fab Lab located at Lorain County Community College this week. Through generous funding from Nordson Corporation Foundation, the Fab Foundation developed curriculum to be embedded in TECH CORPS’ Techie Camp — a full day, week-long program designed to engage students in hands-on, interactive STEM-related activities. The mission of the Fab Foundation is to provide access to the tools and the knowledge to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything.
TECH CORPS will offer three free Techie Camps, July 19-23, July 26-30 and August 2-6 at Lorain County Community College locations. Camps are open to students who will be in grades 6-8 this Fall and live or attend school in Lorain County.
The TECH CORPS team members invested in a multi-day, hands-on training that introduced them to the design process for vinyl and the laser cutters and also showed them how to operate their own new vinyl cutters for the camps. The instructors will use these technologies when they teach the new camps starting next week.
“Our training integrated vinyl cutting and 3D printing with computer programs like Minecraft, stop-motion animation, and video game design,” explained Susannah Staton, TECH CORPS Manager, Programs and Curriculum. “As part of the training, we designed and built game controllers. I am excited that our Techie Camp students will gain a better understanding of how technology is created.”
Randy Tucker, Manager, Programs and Curriculum shared, “As we bring this new programming to our students at Techie Camp this summer, we will be providing middle schoolers with resources to bring great ideas to life.”
The first week of Techie Camp is full, but a few spots remain for July 26-30 and August 2-6, to register for the FREE camps, visit bit.ly/2PdYSwv=.