Spirit of Youth

Creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in communities across Alaska. Email the blog at info@spiritofyouth.org.

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Students gain computer-building skills at camp

ANCEP Students Build Computers at CampANCEP Students Build Computers at Camp

This week, 26 high school students from around the state participated in a three-day camp at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program at UAA. Students learned to build computers from scratch and also gained skills in the fields of math, science, engineering and technology.

The students can keep the computers they built if they successfully complete trigonometry, physics and chemistry by the time they graduate high school.

Since the program's inception, more than 1,000 computers have been assembled. Of those who graduated, more than 60% successfully completed all three courses, according to ANCEP's website.

This summer, ANCEP is hosting four academies that will draw 400 middle and high school students from 93 Alaska communities, according to an Anchorage Daily News photo slideshow.

View the ADN slideshow here

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