Jun 23 2014 Posted: 10:55 IST

Pictured at NUI Galway’s recent Computing Summer Camp were (l-r): Rachel Kavanagh, Presentation College Headford, Áine Madden, Coláiste na Coiribe, Serena O’Connell, Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, Emily Macken and Ciara Madden, both of Calasanctius College, Oranmore.

Since it was initiated in 2010, over 300 students from across Dublin, Kerry, Donegal, Mayo and Galway have attended the Computing Summer Camp, which is sponsored through a Higher Education Authority (HEA) initiative. Designed and delivered by staff and post-graduate researchers in Information Technology, it introduces computing in a novel, fun and interactive way. The camp students participated in a number of activities including writing computer games, building and programming autonomous robots, and making 3D computer models.  This year, over 40 secondary students attended the 2014 Summer Camp allowing them the opportunity to get sense of the exciting possibilities in computer science and information technology, and an insight into the range of topics that form part of the highly successful BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology.

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