Pre-Engineering Camp Features Math Video Games, Short Films

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Thursday, August 4, 2011
 
 
 
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Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
 
PRE-ENGINEERING CAMP CONCLUDES WITH MATH VIDEO GAME COMPETITIONS, MOVIE SCREENING
 
 
 
A pre-engineering camp with students from the New Haven and Milford public schools concluded today with math video game competitions and a screening of short films campers wrote, shot and edited.
 
  
A total of 64 kids about evenly divided between New Haven and Milford middle school students attended the five-week camp. The camp was six hours a day.
 
  
Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program – a nonprofit organization – operated the camp in partnership with the New Haven Public Schools. The group provided specialized video games requiring students to answer math questions and solve problems at each stage of play. Students were broken into teams and competed against other during the camp.
 
  
Campers also made short films that incorporated special effects and animation. The approximately 10 five-to-10 minute films screened were judged and awards presented.
 
  
“This is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn the basics of engineering as well as practice and sharpen their math skills,” Math Supervisor Kenneth Mathews said. “These students have done great work, showing creativity and technical savvy. I’m proud of their hard work and the videos they produced.
 
  
“This program meshes perfectly with the New Haven Public Schools’ emphasis on STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Science education. Mastering these disciplines will assure students good jobs and bright futures.” 
 
  
The camp was held at Metropolitan Business Academy.
 
 
 
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