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June 30, 2000 Contact: Jeffron Boynés UIC, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu
  Jeff Burdick CPS, (773) 553-1620; jburdick@csc.cps.k12.il.us



The UIC College of Business Administration and partners Ameritech and the Chicago Public Schools are offering grade-school students the chance to navigate cyberspace, learn basic computer skills and get exited about technology at the Computer Scholars Camp. The camp also gives participants a first-hand orientation to a university campus.


One hundred twenty Chicago Public School fifth- and sixth-graders on the UIC campus sampling computer technology.


There are four sessions of the Computer Scholars Camp for the summer of 2000:
June 19 - July 7 9 a.m. - noon
June 19 - July 7 1 - 4 p.m.
July 10 - July 28 9 a.m. - noon
July 10 - July 28 1 - 4 p.m.


University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Business Administration Computer Lab Education, Communications and Social Work Building
1040 W. Harrison St. (at Morgan St.) Room L270


Started in 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 page.

Students 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.

Chicago 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 community partnership.

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