NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center




Applications now accepted for second NMSU Native American Computer Science Camp

Native American high school students can learn more about the computer science field at the second annual Native American Computer Science Camp July 8-29 at New Mexico State University. Applications for the three-week program will be accepted until May 1.



Clarissa Yatsattie from Zuni, N.M., demonstrates her work during a session at last summer's Native American Computer Science Camp. (NMSU photo)

The summer camp is open to high school students who belong to recognized Native American tribes in the region. Students selected will attend free of charge, and will live in campus housing for the duration of the camp. All meals and transportation to and from the camp also will be provided.

The program will include workshops, classes and hands-on projects to demonstrate the potentials of computer science and higher education. Participants will work on basic computing concepts and learn to apply math and English skills to computer science. Students also will visit area industries to see computer science at work.

Professors and graduate students in NMSU's computer science department will serve as instructors and mentors for the program, which is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation. It is designed to interest Native American high school students in higher education, specifically the area of computer science.

About 20 students will be accepted. Applications are available from high school counselors or from Alicia Morales, Native American Computer Science coordinator, at (505) 646-1930.

Photo is available at http://kiernan.nmsu.edu/newsphoto.
For a print, call (505) 646-3221.
PHOTO: nacs_1999.jpg
CUTLINE: Clarissa Yatsattie from Zuni, N.M., demonstrates her work during a session at last summer's Native American Computer Science Camp. (NMSU photo)

Rachel Kendall
Feb. 23, 2000