CITS hosts Tech Camp for high school students

The Center for Information Technology Services at Alcorn State University hosted two mini-technology camps for local area students in grades 8 – 12 Nov. 23 and 24. The camp sessions were designed as pilot camps to expose students to technology in a fun learning environment and to encourage them to consider further studies and careers in technology. It was also a chance to keep the students engaged and challenged during the Fall Break week. The camp was free to the students and included breakfast and lunch.

A total of nine students participated in the camp, which was taught by Stanley Stephney, Alcorn State University’s Instructional Technology Manager. Students learned how to build a basic webpage and create an interactive story using HyperText Markup Language (HTML), JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

“I think this was a great opportunity to spark curiosity of technology,” said Vanessa Huston, instructional technologist at Alcorn, who served as team leader and camp organizer. “The students were able to see that all they needed to create webpages and websites were just a text editor and a web browser.”