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BYU To Host Chip Camp

Brigham Young University (BYU) will host its first engineering and technology camp focused on computer chips, dubbed Chip Camp, next week.

Open to students who have completed grades 7 or 8, the camp will be run by students in BYU's Immerse program, "a mentoring organization aiming to help undergraduate students participate in significant research to prepare them for post-graduate studies," according to information released by the university.

Chip Camp activities will include:

  • A competitive rocket launch challenge;
  • Building catapults to hurl ping pong balls;
  • Programming a microcontroller;
  • Building an integrated circuit;
  • Starting a chemical reaction;
  • Creating LED-lit Frisbees; and
  • Designing a flashing bike light.

"Thanks to the generosity of the Micron Foundation," according to information on the camp's site, "camp participants will receive a t-shirt, lunches, take home project parts, plenty of prizes, and a fantastic low camp cost."

Participation costs $39 per student and the camp will take place August 12-13.

"This is all about getting students inspired in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM)," said Dee Mooney, Micron Foundation executive director, in a prepared statement.

More information is available at ce.byu.edu.

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