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Summer 1999 Chip Camp II

June 2 - 4

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What is the Summer Chip Camp?

Students will be immersed in 3 days of education and fun.  You will be introduced to an exciting career opportunity in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.  Semiconductors are commonly known as "computer chips".  Computer chips are the brains of almost all computers, home appliances, entertainment equipment, and thousands of other consumer and scientific application.  At the Summer Chip Camp, you will be informed as to the career opportunities that await you in this exciting industry.

What will you learn?

First, you will learn through hands-on short-courses in computers, electronics, science, and mathematics, how these subjects prepare you to enter into the semiconductor manufacturing industry.  Secondly, you will discover how yourwpe5A9.tmp.gif (4890 bytes) local Maricopa Community Colleges and Arizona State University East can prepare you for high paying jobs in this industry.  Third, you will go on a series of field trips to the local semiconductor manufacturing plants and supplier companies to see first hand how the industry works.  Lastly, you will meet new friends, students like yourself, who may become your future college classmates and co-workers.


Do you have to study again in the summer?

Absolutely not!  Each short half-day course is designed to show you how high school computer, science, electronics, robotics and math classes will give you a jump start in preparing you for entry into a community college, and in particular, the semiconductor and computer fields.  These short courses are taught by college and high school teachers who designed them to be enjoyable, entertaining, and yes, even educational.

Do you go home in the evening?

No, because that's when the other fun begins.   You will be assigned a dormitory room to share (just like in college or camp) and will stay for the duration of the three day camp.  Three full meals and an evening snack will be provided.  There will also be co-ed games like volleyball, shooting hoops, ping pong, racquet ball, a weight circuit center, track, a lifeguarded swimming pool, movies and more.  We hope to tire you out!!!

Where and when is the Chip Camp?

All classes and evening entertainment will take place at the Williams Campus of Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Arizona State University East located in East Mesa.  You need to arrange to be dropped off at the Williams Campus on the evening of Tuesday, June 1st and picked up on Friday evening, June 4th.

Wow! Will this cost your life savings?

No, the Chip Camp is funded by our sponsoring organizations, but you will be asked to pay a $25.00 application fee.  If you do not qualify, you will be refunded the $25.00  If you cannot afford $25.00, see your counselor.

Who is eligible?

High School students entering 11th and 12th grade.

How do you sign up?

sap_cover_sm.jpg (6224 bytes)Just go to your high school counselor and request a "Student Application Packet."  This packet will provide you with all the forms to be completed by you, your parent and/or legal guardian.  You should be notified within ten days or less if you have been one of the 60 selected candidates.

Inform your counselor of any special needs.

We Hope To See You At
The Summer 1999
Chip Camp!

For more information about Summer 1999 Chip Camp,
contact your school counselor

smnsflogo.gif (2704 bytes)Partial support for this event was provided by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program through grant #DUE9602373 to the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center.  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this conference are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.  Inquiries should be addressed to Mike Lesiecki, director, Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center, 2323 W. 14th St., Suite 402, Tempe, AZ 85281, (602) 517-8658.