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Verizon Innovative Learning Camp returns to Shawnee State University


July 15-August 2, 2019 at Shawnee State University

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Shawnee State University is pleased to announce that Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL), the education initiative of the Verizon Foundation, will be coming back to campus for Summer 2019.

The three-week, tuition-free STEM program for middle school girls will take place starting July 15 and run through August 2.

VIL programs will focus on introducing middle-school aged girls to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. Students will learn courses in coding, 3D design, entrepreneurship, and so much more.

Lunch, refreshments and transportation to and from campus will be provided through the summer sessions. Each camper will also receive a Verizon Ellipsis 10 tablet to keep, provided they attend 80% of the camp programming.

Students will also continue to participate in monthly sessions throughout their academic year following the completion of their summer camp to develop technology solutions for a community problem that aligns with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In support of underrepresented populations in the STEM fields, VIL’s goal is to work with middle-school aged rural young women across the country to teach next-gen technology skills and entrepreneurship required for success in tomorrow’s digital economy. Helping these students bridge the digital divide and gain the ability to use technology in economically advantageous ways has become increasingly important for the future and for the country.

For more information about the VIL program or to register online, go to nacce.com/vil19regformgirls, or contact Jennifer Schackart, camp coordinator and director of SSU’s University & Community Events Department, at jschackart@shawnee.edu or at (740) 351-3077.

Students at Verizon Innovative Learning Camp


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