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Nov. 20

Nov. 20, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

STEM to be focus of holiday camps at Do Space

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College at Do Space will host Flying and Programming Drones and Minecraft Robot Programming camps over holiday break in December, giving area youth an opportunity to learn about STEM-related topics. Both noncredit classes will be on the second floor of Do Space, 72nd and Dodge streets. 

 

Flying and Programming Drones will be on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This camp will give participants a chance to program and fly drones while learning valuable skills like teamwork and problem solving.

 

“Parents might think that their child is just flying drones all day, but what they’re actually learning are important skills that can help build career interests and skills they can apply in school,” said Courtney Gogetap, MCC Continuing Education associate. 

 

Minecraft Robot Programming will follow on Thursday, Dec. 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Participants in this camp will learn the basics of computer programming while utilizing robots within Minecraft to perform tasks.   

 

Both camps are intended for kids ages 7-14. Cost for each camp is $75. To register or for more information, call 605-231-5431 or email hello@learncreatebuild.com

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.