Girls learn coding, self-confidence at KSU summer camp (Marietta Daily Journal)

 

MARIETTA, Ga. (Jun 22, 2017) — A lot of kids in Cobb spend their summer playing video games, but not many can say they have worked on designing one. A Kennesaw State University camp is giving elementary school girls the opportunity to do just that.

The Game Design Boot Camp on the KSU’s Marietta campus aims to get girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields by giving them experience with coding. The two-week camp for rising fourth- and fifth-graders is now in its second week. Cost was minimal for the 24 students, and the camp was funded by the university.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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