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3 Day Tech Camp for FL High School Students

The Infotonics Technology Center (ITC) is accepting applications from area high school students who are currently 16 or 17 years in age (or who will be 16 in 2009) for the highly acclaimed SEMI High Tech U program. High Tech U provides students with an intensive, three-day, industry-led introduction to the high tech industry, potential career paths, and educational requirements. The program will be hosted at ITC’s facility on Route 332 in Canandaigua, and the University of Rochester. The program runs August 11th through the 13th. Any student in the Rochester/Finger Lakes region who has an interest in high-tech is encouraged to apply. Attendees don’t have to be “A” students; just kids with a curiosity about a high tech career path. There is no cost for students to attend, and two students will by chosen to receive $1000 college scholarships at the conclusion of the program. Students will participate in several hands-on activities that focus on topics including statistics, nanotechnology, solar and alternative energy technologies, mathematics, and problem solving. Students will also participate in mock interviews and hear from a panel of area colleges and universities about local educational options. The program culminates with a graduation ceremony to be held at Finger Lakes Community College. Last year, 28 students from Canandaigua, Geneva and Victor high schools attended the program. For more information and to apply online: visit www.semi.org/foundation, or contact Michelle Cotta, SEMI: mcotta@semi.org ; 408-943-7989. Inquiries may also be made by contacting David Gottfried, ITC Public Affairs, 585-738-0908; david.gottfried@itcmems.com . Online applications are also available at http://www.itcmems.com/community_support.html

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