Summer game design camp to bring STEM alive

This summer Victoria College will debut a new camp for middle and high school students. Participants will get hands-on experience with game design while honing their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills.

“We’ve heard a lot of interest in the community for summer camps geared toward older students,” said Mary Pullin, who organizes Victoria College’s Summer Kids College for elementary school students. “So this year we’re planning to offer a weeklong computer game design camp using Mage Maker, a program that lets students create many types of games for a variety of platforms.”

Teachers in math, science, computers, and gifted and talented programs are encouraged to attend an information session and learn how Mage Maker integrates 3D animation, coding and game design. Teachers can also get a free trial of Mage Maker to take to their classrooms and try out with their students.

“STEM education is so important, and we think that game design is a fun way to challenge students to really put those skills to work,” said Pullin.

Interested teachers are also invited to apply to teach a Mage Maker Game Design course and earn $500 during the summer.

The information session for teachers will be held 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Conference and Education Center at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex, 7403 Lone Tree Rd. Light refreshments will be served.

To register or for more information, please call (361) 485-6830 or email

Published: Wednesday, 17 February 2016

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