Breakthrough students Angie and Ulises recently attended UCI’s FABcamp on a scholarship provided by St. Margaret’s. According to Director of Academic Innovations, Leyla De Silva Riley, “The particular program the students are in is a hybrid of both APPcamp and FABcamp. APPcamp is intended to introduce middle school students to computer science and FABcamp focuses on engineering and fabrication.”
Under the direction of FABcamp employees, Ulises created a sound app by downloading sounds onto an iPad and placing the sounds in separate icons. Angie used various shapes and sizes in order to create her very own maze app on the computer. In addition to creating their own apps, both students participated in making hover crafts out of vacuums and large air bags.
Thank you FABcamp, UCI, and St. Margaret’s for giving our students a wonderful opportunity to participate in an intellectually challenging and innovating experience.