WORCESTER/LEICESTER – Becker College is hosting a video game summer camp for seventh and eighth grade girls from inner city and rural parts of New England. The goal of the ForEach (For Each Girl to Reach) STEAM camp, which runs from June 24-28, is to inspire a love of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) and to help turn that passion into a career path.

📷Featured photo, above: Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin poses with some of the student in last year’s STEAM camp.

“We hope to inspire, lead, encourage, and spark an interest in game programming and STEAM subjects for girls,” said Alan Ritacco, dean of Becker College’s School of Design and Technology, which will host the camp.

Participants will learn to design, create and build games. They also will learn the fundamentals of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Design, Modeling, and electronics.

Each girl will receive a free Android tablet to take home, which they will use during the program to produce and operate their games.

The camp will be led by Becker’s female faculty and recent graduates, and current students will serve as mentors.

For more information, please contact Donald Desrochers by phone at 781.526.2525 or via email at donald.desrochers@becker.edu.

Students work on creating games during last year’s STEAM Camp at Becker College.
 A student in last year’s STEAM Camp at Becker College  shows off the solar-powered robot she created using recycled materials. 
Students in last year’s STEAM Camp at Becker College visit students in MassDiGI’s Summer Innovation Program to playtest some of their games and give feedback to each of the teams. 

Becker College is an undergraduate and graduate, career-focused private college, providing a supportive and inclusive learning community that prepares graduates for their first to last careers. Nearly 1,800 students from the United States and around the world live and learn on the College’s Worcester and Leicester campuses. With nationally recognized programs in nursing, game design and animal studies, Becker has been consistently ranked as a “Best College” for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review and is recognized as a national and state College of Distinction.

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