College of Business and Innovation

40 High school students participate in annual UT College of Business and Innovation Technology Camp

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Forty area high school students from throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan participated in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation’s sixth annual Technology Camp from July 11 – 13. The camp provides a hands-on learning experience for teens who want to create their own apps, learn web design, discover modern business applications of technology, and actually build a micro-computer, which they keep, courtesy of the camp sponsors, Dana and Marathon.

“For the first time in the camp history, everybody received a machine,” explained DJ Bensch, Information Architect in the UT College of Business and Innovation and one of the instructors at the camp. “It is about the size of a tablet, but has a touch-screen machine with a keyboard and a mouse.”

Students also learned how to develop web pages coding HTML and CSS, networking concepts, JavaScript, and how to program in Python. 

"The possibilities within modern technology are virtually limitless,” Bensch added, “and understanding computer technology is rapidly becoming an essential life skill for young people. COBI’s annual Technology Camp is an outstanding opportunity for high school students to immerse themselves in a technology learning experience where they were able to explore both the power and the fun of information technology (IT). We know that some of the students will become so enthralled by this experience that they will decide to come back to UT to study IT.”

Last Updated: 11/3/16