BYU Chip Camp gets kids excited about engineering

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BYU and the Boise-based Micron Foundation are hosting an engineering day camp with the goal to expose young teens to electrical engineering.

Chip Camp, named after the microchip, will hold its second session July 11–13. The camp gives teens who have graduated seventh and eighth grade the opportunity to go hands-on with various experiments and activities, including launching rockets, building catapults and programming custom LED frisbees.

“The hope is to get (kids) interested in engineering, and specifically this kind of engineering,” said program director and BYU professor Aaron Hawkins. “If you could influence them at that point (a young age), you have a much better chance before they went to high school to try to steer them towards it.”

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