Summer Computer Camp'98
Environmental Problem Solving Using
Hackensack Meadowland District Commission (HMDC)
July 6, Monday -- July 23, Thursday
9:00AM -- 12:00PM
Engalhard Hall, 92 New Street, ADP Classroom
Center for Information Management, Integration, and Connectivity
Newark, New Jersey
The Objective of The Space Technology Computer Summer Camp
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to supporting
the future of the state. The Newark campus of Rutgers currently offers
several special outreach programs to local youth. This summer computer
workshop is a joint effort between the Center for Information Management,
Integration, and Connectivity
(CIMIC) and the
Newark Public Schools, Science Instruction Program.
CIMIC staff, in collaboration with the captains of Newark Public
School counterparts, is offering
this outreach program for the purpose of providing girls and
boys ages 12-18 with enriched hands-on instruction in the area of
computer and information technology.
The goals are to:
- Stimulate curiosity and excitement in elementary/high school
children through the introduction of the state-of-the-art computer
tools and technology.
- Place children in an actual university environment,
interacting with computer professionals as role models.
- Allow computer professionals to transmit their own excitement with
science and technology and spark the children's imagination and curiosity.
- Demonstrate the feasibility of a career in information technology
- Disseminate the success of the program to universities and
elementary/high schools nationwide.
Summer Computer Camp 1998
Students are introduced a specific real-world
environmental problem . Students become aware of environmental issues and impact of
Students suggest how to approach to solve the problem. They engage in data
gathering, arranging and analyzing data to support their
decision on the problem solving.
The writing skills, analytical skills
and multi-media presentation skills will be developed
in the course of solving the
problem. Ability to work with group is learned.
Cooperative Group activities.
Each student is assigned a role for his/her group, such
as group manager, group editor, group spokesperson, and group recorder.
Each group gathers data using a variety of methods, such as interviews,
surveys, internet research, library reference books.
Each group prepares the report and presentation of group progress each day.
Computer Skills needed:
- Word Processing for writing reports
- Internet Browsing to gather data and relevant sources
- Excel for data organization and analysis
- Powerpoint for preparing presentation
- Geographic Information System for viewing maps and analyzing
Participating Public Schools
- West Side High School
- University High School
- Blessed Sacrement High
- Gill St. Bernards High
- Malcolm X Shabazz High
- Harold Wilson Middle School
- Arts High School
- Ann St. High
- Dayton St. High
- Chad Science Academy
- Science High School
Program Staff (Volunteers)
- Nabil R. Adam
- Francisco Artigas
- Vijay Atluri
- Igg Adiwijaya
- June-Suh Cho
- Soon Ae Chun
- Matt Ceberio
- Alon Frumer
- Rich Holowczak
- Wei-kuang Huang
- Mustafa Kilic
- Dong Ho Kim
- Amit Pawar
Topics and Lecture Schedule (Tentative)
- Week 1: 7/6 - 7/9
Introduction to PCs,
the HMDC Problem Identification & Data Collection
- Introduction to the 1998 Summer Computer Camp
- Introduction to the HMDC Problems
- Introduction to PC and MS Windows
- Introduction to the Internet
- Discuss class projects - Form groups
- More working with PCs and MS Windows
- Getting started with MS Word
- Group Project - Discussion on problem statement and
writup using MS Word.
- Review of Word Processing
- Getting started with the Internet (Web browsing and searching)
- Group Project - Data Collection - Integrate new data
into the solution.
- Review of the Internet
- Creating basic web pages using HTML
- Group Project - Data Collection and
Progress Presentation by each group
- Week 2: 7/13-7/16
GIS Systems and Problem Solving
- Review of the Problem and last week's classes
- Introduction to Spreadsheets using MS Excel
- Introduction to Image Processing using IDRISI
- Group Project - Geographic Information Systems
- Review of MS Excel
- Digitizing and Tracing maps
- Group Project - Geographic Information Systems
- Introduction to Presentations using MS PowerPoint
- Group Project - Begin creating presentations of the
- Review of Powerpoint, Excel and web page construction
- More advanced GIS
- Group Project - Progress Presentations
- Week 3: 7/20-7/23
Problem Summary and Presentations
- Review of Advanced PowerPoint and Web Page Construction
- Final Problem Summaries
- Group Project - Preparing final Presentation
- Final Review
- Group Project - Preparing final Presentations
Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
Classwork & Project
During the class, students will get hands-on experience
via lab practice, and the term project- Environmental problem solving.
Latest Update: July 20, 1998