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UT Dallas Hosts IBM EX.I.T.E. Camp for Girls
Contributed by Michael DeFrank, Director of Corporate Relations

UT Dallas has been selected as the field trip site for the 2007 Dallas area IBM EX.I.T.E. Camp for girls (Exploring Interests in Technology and Engineering). The EX.I.T.E. Camp, now in its ninth year, inspires middle-school girls to make a difference in the world through math, science and technology.

In 2006, more than 1700 girls ages 11-13 took part in engineering and science related projects at approximately 50 week-long camps across the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Faculty and graduate students from UT Dallas' Arts and Technology Program (ATEC) will mentor 40-50 girls in creating 2-D computer animated stories and short animations using the ATEC state-of-the-art Motion Capture Lab. The girls will create CDs of their work for display at the camp graduation ceremony and to share with their friends and classmates.

Approximately 85 percent of the more than 5,000 girls who have participated in EX.I.T.E. camps indicated they would consider pursuing an engineering or technically-related degree when they go to college.

Other Campus stories:

UT Dallas Partners with 18 Community Colleges To Offer Fixed Tuition, Benefits to Transfer Students

UT Dallas Creative Problem Solving Teams Carry
the Weight in Global Competition

Two UT Dallas Engineering Programs Ranked
Among Best in Texas

Molly Seeligson Named New Director of UT Dallas' Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

UTD Students' Paintings Have Warhol Feel

Noted Technologist Magaly Spector to Join
UT Dallas as VP for Diversity, Community Engagement

Seniors Hitting The 'Brain Gyms'


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