Santa Clara University Hosts Minority Students For Summer Tech Experience

Santa Clara University Hosts Minority Students For Summer Tech ExperienceSANTA CLARA, Calif.
Thirty-six minority San Francisco-area middle and high schools students are receiving scholarships to attend Santa Clara University (SCU) this summer for three consecutive one-week technology camps beginning Aug. 5. The scholarships are sponsored by the internalDrive Foundation in association with Santa Clara’s Department of Education, the Cisco Foundation and iD Tech Camps.
 The courses are designed to provide students with greater opportunities for success in today’s digital-oriented world. Students will choose between two hands-on technology programs: digital video and movie production or Web design and graphic arts. The middle and high school scholarship recipients will apply their acquired skills to a final project for a partner community organization.
“We are pleased to be part of this effort opening doors to students from underserved communities, encouraging them to become involved not just with powerful learning technologies like video and Web design, but also with the great value their knowledge and intellectual resources can have in their communities,” says Pedro Hernández-Ramos, assistant professor of education at SCU.
The digital video & movie production course involves research and the creation of digital movies. Participants will document their community service experience with a Canon digital camera and Apple Final Cut Pro editing software. Those enrolling in the Web Design & Graphic Arts Program will learn about interactive communications, HTML programming, and Adobe Photoshop.
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