1995, the Computer Scholars Camp is a three-week camp designed to
introduce students to basic computer applications and the latest
computer technology. Students cover in 15 days what regular students
might cover in an entire summer, including designing their own Web
work individually and in groups on projects ranging from searching
the Internet and downloading graphics to writing an autobiography.
Teamwork and decision-making skills are accentuated.
Public School staff provide computer instruction and classroom assistance,
while team leaders from the UIC College of Business Administration
supervise the students' progress and serve as mentors. Students receive
classroom instruction four days a week with one weekday designated
for field trips. Field trips are planned to expose students to computer
applications in everyday life.
Sponsored by Ameritech, UIC and the Chicago Public Schools, the Computer
Scholars Camp is a working example of a corporate, university and