Rutgers UniversityCIMIC SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SUMMER CAMP 2008

Global Warming & Technology

July 7-18, 2008 @ Rutgers, Newark Campus

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Camp 2009 Theme

Global Warming & Technology

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The Science and Technology Summer Camp 2008 at Rutgers University, Newark will address the global warming and climate changes that have greater impact on the environment, ecosystem and humans.  Upper middle and high school students from the school district of Newark, New Jersey will learn how to search and gather data, how to organize, analyze and visualize them to support decision making for identifying the trend of global warming, and detecting evidence of its effects. 

In particular, the summer campers will learn and address the following issues:

  • Learn the basic science in the global warming (Green house effects)
  • Understand the inter-dependence between human activities and the global warming.
  • What are the effects of the global warming on the environmental changes, ecosystem changes, and human health?
  • What kind of information is needed to effectively show the development of global warming and its effects?
  • What analytical tools and methods can be used to analyze data for local and global mitigating actions and policy decision making?
  • Design and develop some components of a global warming data analysis tool.
  • Develop scientific content delivery and communication skills.

The summer camp participants will research and develop global warming information system in computer labs as well as through field work. Participants will play the role of young environmental science interns to support the decision makers through research of the information needs for  global warming analysis and mitigating actions, to design and implement a global warming decision making analytical tools, as well as to present their work with multimedia presentations. Students will visit local libraries for gathering local green area changes, and visit the museum to deepen their understanding of the global warming and its global effects.   In addition, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and location-based map interfaces will be introduced to highlight the visualization of the data.  They will learn skills of creating and editing digital images, web journals, and multimedia presentations.


During their time at the camp, students will learn and use computer applications and tools to conduct their study. Each student will have access to his/her own computer workstation. Instructors will help students to learn the necessary concepts and computer tools. Students will also have hands-on training in basic application software such as word processing, spreadsheets and a presentation application such as power point. They will learn how to interact with their colleagues through a problem-centered approach to learning.
On the last day of camp, students will have an opportunity to share their camp activities and experience with teachers, parents, relatives and friends through a multimedia presentation, which will be open to the public. The camp will run at the Rutgers University Newark campus from July 7th to July 18th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.


For more information on the camp, please contact:
Dr. Soon Ae Chun
(973) 353-1014
http://cimic.rutgers.edu/camp/camp2008

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CIMIC Rutgers University

 

For more information on the camp, please contact Ms. Olivia Ibrahim at (973) 353-1014 or at olivia@cimic.rutgers.edu