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Start-up, Robotics and 3D Design Summer Camps Offered by Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College

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To inspire teenagers to become entrepreneurs and build skills in robotics and 3D design, Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College offers several camps this summer, according to Eric Ullrich, Co-Founder, Hacker Lab. “There are awesome programs for kids at Hacker Lab this summer,” said Ullrich. “Teens will connect with the passion of the makers, industry leaders and Sierra College faculty who are teaching our summer camps.” Sign up now at Hacker Lab; camps start in early June.

Project Incubator - June 13-17 in Sacramento and June 20-24 in Rocklin $289

Project Incubator is a five-day program immersing high-school students in design thinking and entrepreneurship. Participants will be able to learn methodologies and entrepreneurial skills used by today's big-name companies, organizations and academia while honing their own skills as young innovators. They will work in groups to take a thought from simple idea to prototype, discovering their inner entrepreneur in the process. Instructors are George Claire, Lego Builder & Design Thinker, The SHOP @ VSP Global and Sahja Claire.

Learn more at http://projectincubator00.wix.com/projectincubator?mc_cid=1c6713f4d0&mc_eid=2236e11065.

Vex Robotics Challenge – June 7-26, mentoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays (3-5 PM) with Robotics Challenges on Sundays (1-4 PM) $200/team in Rocklin

In this three-week challenge, participants ages 12 and over will be able to borrow a Vex IQ robotics kit, design and build a robot.  Mentoring sessions will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 PM. No building experience or tools are needed. The software is suitable for beginners, but also enables industry standard C programming. Teams can work at their own pace at home and at Hacker Lab. Challengers can take what they learn at the first tournament and the classes to improve robots for the next two tournaments in the following weeks. Instructor Dave Parker is a part-time professor of Computer Science at Sierra College and has over 10 years of experience teaching, coaching, organizing and hosting youth robotics events.

Learn more at http://hackerlab.org/event/kids-rocklin-hackerlab-robotics-challenge-2016-06/

3D Print, Design and Animate – Week-long classes starting June 20 through the week of August 1-5 (8AM - 5 PM) $200/week in Sacramento

Students, ages 12 to 17, can develop design skills this summer through a series of weekly camps starting June 20 at Hacker Lab in Sacramento. Topics include: 3D Model/3D printing, Animation for Game/Film, 2D Design/CAD, Basic Fabrication, Arduino/Electronics and Android App Development using Twine, Javascript and Java Studio.

Registration is required by May 22.

Families should consider joining the Hacker Lab community, according to Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Director, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), Sierra College. “The classes, maker tools and summer camps can spark children’s interest in the latest technology and inspire innovation that will serve them in college and careers,” said Pepper-Kittredge. “Sierra College has partnered with Hacker Lab to give entrepreneurs access to technical and start-up resources, to prepare college students with real world skills and encourage families to share the joy and creativity of becoming makers.” Learn more about Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College: http://hackerlab.org/sierracollege/

About Sierra College CACT

The Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized training for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies and supported Science, Technology Engineering and Math programs through the Sierra STEM Collaborative to develop a future workforce. Additional information is available at www.sierracollegetraining.com or contact Carol Pepper-Kittredge at 916-660-7801 or cpepper-kittredge (at) sierracollege(dot)edu.

About Hacker Lab

Established in 2012 in Sacramento, Hacker Lab aims to educate folks and spark innovation with community driven resources. Offering co-working, maker space, courses, meet-ups and events, Hacker Lab believes that technology can change the world and the starting point is education. Hacker Lab has locations in Sacramento and Rocklin. Learn more at the Hacker Lab website http://hackerlab.org/.

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