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Summer Camp Chance To Engineer Sporting Fun

20 July 2010

The University of Ulster is giving young people a unique opportunity to blend sport and technology in a special summer camp.

The Faculty of Computing and Engineering has teamed up with the Ulster Sports Academy to offer the week-long sports camp from Monday 26 July to Friday 30 July.

Young people between 14 and 16 years old will have the chance to combine multi-sport activities with courses in mechanical technology and computing.

As well as gaining essential experience, pupils can gain academic credit for completing the fun-based programme, which takes place at Ulster’s Jordanstown campus.

Professor Gerry McAllister said: “The blend of academic and sporting activities gives participants a unique opportunity to get a realistic experience of university life and opens up doors to young people through exposure to academic and sporting development.

“The focus on the projects is about having fun, and the programme’s design certainly reflects that.”

The mechanical technology aspect of the scheme offers an opportunity to work alongside the Student Formula Car Team to design, build and race a solar powered racing car, while the computing feature guides the teenagers on designing their very own interactive website using industry-standard tools and interactive technologies.

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