Technology camp 101: Stimulating middle school students' interests in computing

Leanne Miller, Sarah Shearer, Barbara Moskal

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As part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) project, GK-12 Learning Partnerships: Creating Problem Centered, Interdisciplinary Learning Environments (DGE 0231611), a free five-day camp that addressed the uses of technology was offered to a group of typically underrepresented heterogeneous middle school students during the summer of 2004 by the Mathematical and Computer Science Department at the Colorado School of Mines. Fifteen students, including six females and seven minorities, attended the five hour per day sessions. This paper describes the camp's design, funding, and assessment efforts. Assessment activities, which included the administration of pre- and post-content assessment, support the assertion that the camp had a positive impact on both students' understanding of and interests in technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05
StatePublished - 2005
EventFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2005Oct 22 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


ConferenceFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN


  • Middle school
  • Minorities
  • Outreach
  • Technology


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