WMU News

WMU offers summer computer camp
for high school students

June 24, 1997

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's Office of Professional Programs and Conferences will sponsor an on-campus computer camp in July and August for junior and senior high school students.

Taking advantage of Sangren Hall's computer laboratories, the Bronco Summer Computer Camp will lead students on a journey over the Internet. The Internet is a worldwide network of computer networks that makes up what many call the "information superhighway."

Topics to be covered include: using Netscape, a software program for navigating the Internet's World Wide Web; understanding Internet search engines; creating World Wide Web pages; and using electronic mail and other on-line communication and information resources.

The camp will be open to Macintosh users as well as personal computer users. It will consist of four half-day sessions and will be taught by Gene Zalar, a staff member with Bloomingdale and Gobles high schools and a WMU adjunct faculty member.

Two sections will be offered for both juniors and seniors. Juniors are defined as students who will be in grades 6 through 8 this coming fall. Seniors are defined as those who will be in grades 9 through 12.

The camp dates and times are as follows: junior section one, 9 a.m. to noon July 21­24; junior section two, 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4­7; senior section one, 1 to 4 p.m. July 21­24; and senior section two, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4-8 (there will be no class Aug. 7).

Registration for the Bronco Summer Computer Camp is $65 per student. The registration deadline is July 1. For more information, contact the Office of Professional Programs and Conferences at 616 387-4174.

Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
616 387-8400