Kids explore the world of engineering

Seventh and eighth graders from 40 different schools across the state are rocket launching, robot programing and touring the Micron fabrication plant in Boise this week. The Micron Foundation is hosting 150 kids for the 15th annual Micron Chip Camp allowing kids to learn what engineers and scientists do every day. This is a free two-week camp with 75 students participating each week.

“Chip Camp was created to make science and technology a stimulating experience and challenge kids with math and science course work,” said Kami Faylor, from the Micron Foundation.

A third of the students at the camp this year are girls including Bailee Grover who will be a freshman this year at Nampa High School.

“I love science and technology and I’m learning more about programing which I’m really enjoying,” Grover Said. “I want to be a nurse or a computer programer when I get older and this camp is teaching me new skills for the future.”

Activities are lead by Micron engineers and professionals teaching kids about the intricate business of designing and manufacturing semiconductors and integrated circuits.

“It’s always a positive experience for all the students and most learn something new about engineering that they didn’t know about before,” said Faylor.

 

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