Rutgers University CIMIC Computer Summer Camp 2001




Seventh and eighth-grade students from 10 of Newark's inner city schools will use various advanced computer programs and satellite images to study the impact human development has on water quality issues in the Hackensack River watershed.  The students will develop meaningful solutions based upon their findings.  This project is the focus of the Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity's (CIMIC) computer camp, which is being held in Room 002 of Engelhard Hall on the Rutgers-Newark campus from July 9th - 20th.

Students will gain experience using such tools as state-of-the-art geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing software, and 3DEM, a virtual animation application.  Using satellite images, students will determine the areas that most adversely impact our local water bodies.  They will use a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to calculate slopes in the watershed and create a fly-by video to show the most threatened bodies of water.

Students will be guided by experienced university professors and graduate students.  On the last day of camp, they will use Powerpoint to present their findings to Bergen and Hudson County officials and to the general public.  The students will attend this program Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rutgers University in Newark.  The students range from the ages of 13 to 16.

CIMIC collaborates with researchers and industry experts from various disciplines to provide a platform for multi-disciplinary, integrated research and development activities.  It also serves the community through outreach activities by providing education and mentor programs for inner city youth.









Day to Day Activities



Day 1  (July 9th)


--Welcoming and orientation


Days 2, 3, & 4  (July 10th - July 12th)


--Learning the critical software and the principles of satellite images

--Addressing the environmental issue

--Producing color composite images


Days 5 & 6  (July 13th and July 16th)


--Using satellite images and digital elevation models to determine industrial sites, slopes,

   and open water bodies.

--Understanding the results and creating a solution image, which becomes the surface of

   the fly-by animation


Days 7 & 8  (July 17th and July 18th)


--Experimenting with 3D visualization techniques

--Begin work on creating fly-by animations


Day 9  (July 19th)


--Complete the fly-by, draw conclusions, and prepare for final presentation


Day 10  (July 20th)


--Final presentation to general public




Contact Information:


--Pamela Morgan from Instructional Technology, Newark city schools  (973) 733-8290   

--Dr. Francisco Artigas  (973) 353-1069

--Dr. Richard Holowczak  (973) 353-1608

--PR Director:  Anthony Donzella  (973) 353-1014


Camp location:  Engelhard Hall, 190 University Ave., ADP Classroom (Room 002)


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