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USI partners with eBash Video Game Center on summer technology camps

May 23, 2014 |

The University of Southern Indiana has partnered with eBash Video Game Center in Evansville, Indiana, to provide up to 20 scholarships for the eBash Create and Play Summer Camp program. Scholarships will be awarded to students in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation who may not otherwise be able to attend the camp. eBash has been conducting video game design camps in the Indianapolis market for five years, but this is the first year the camps have been offered at their Evansville location.

"We are excited to work with eBash to offer the summer technology camps in our region,” said Dr. Mohammed Khayum, dean of USI’s Romain College of Business. “The fields of computer science and information technology are rapidly evolving and reshaping the future of work and play. Through top-notch academic programs in these areas of study, the University is preparing those who will lead the way in this industry. USI is proud to offer scholarships for the eBash camps that engage the minds of our future students in a fun and creative way.”

The camps will allow children ages 10 to 14 the opportunity to create their own video games and expose them to marketable skills such as logic, programming, graphic design and 3D modeling. "Our camps give kids the opportunity to learn what is involved in creating video games,” said Jason McIntosh, eBash summer camp director. “In turn, this peaks their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). They’re introduced to valuable topics while at the same time enjoying what they learn.”

The Create and Play Camp curriculum was developed by Purdue University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology graduates to specifically harness the passion that today's youth have for playing video games.

The camps are available in Evansville this summer the weeks of June 16 and 23 and July 7 and 14. To learn more about programs available at all locations, visit the eBash Create and Play website at http://www.createandplaycamps.com.

For more information about the program or for scholarship information you can contact camps@ebash.com or call 812-475-8802.

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