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Everything from 3D to DNA Spells Fun for Wilkes Summer Campers

by Patty Deviva
Students in the summer WEBS camp enjoy outdoor activities

Local middle and high schools students recently visited Wilkes to pursue their passion for science and technology at two summer camps: Women Empowered by Science (WEBS) and the new 3D Mini Game Camp:

  • Wild about WEBS: Girls entering seventh and ninth grades experienced the exciting world of science through captivating hands-on labs with exploration into the world of animals, food, genetics, medicine and robotics. This was all part of Wilkes University’s Women Empowered by Science (WEBS) Camp held from July 26 to 30. The camp encourages girls’ interest in studying science and pursuing science careers. Campers participated in different laboratories each day, allowing them to sample many areas of science through investigative experiences and projects.
  • We got game: Wilkes University’s inaugural 3D Game Design Camp was SOMETHING. Local high school students used Wilkes’ state-of-the-art technologies and facilities to design 3D environments and augmented realities while learning coding and design skills — the same concepts addressed in our Game and Emergent Technology minor. Taught by our very own Dr. Andy Ren, this camp introduced the world of games to students who may design them someday. 

These two worlds wonderfully collided when WEBS campers tested out the video games designed by gaming campers in a culmination of the latter group’s work. Check out the slideshow below to see all the fun our campers had throughout the week:

WEBS camp:

3D Mini Game Camp:

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