Nova Southeastern University (NSU) hosted the students from Dillard High School’s Emerging Computer Technology magnet program for a summer program, designed to inspire them to explore careers in engineering and technology. Sessions covered topics such as:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Database Management
- Application Development
- Data Science
- Computer Graphics
Additionally, NSU supported a field trip to eMerge Americas, a technology conference in Miami to kick off the camp. eMerge Americas showcased the latest technology trends, startup competitions, and presentations by global thought leaders such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc. Students met with staff members from Facebook, dialogued about new trends to the social media platform, and tested the latest technology invention at American Airlines that is improving comfort in travel for their passengers.
The camp is part of the university’s longstanding commitment to increasing the exposure of engineering and technology to young men and women from underserved populations. “Partnerships between NSU and area schools are a key to sparking interest in College and pursuing majors in Science, Technology, engineering and math,” said Meline Kevorkian, Ed.D., Associate Provost for the university. While at NSU, the Dillard High School students also will be exposed College Essay Writing and Career Planning. “Our hope is that through these experiences, we will turn the Dillard High students on to careers in these high demand fields,” said Gregory Simco, Ph.D., Chair Professor, College of Engineering and Computing.