Last week, the free Mobile App Making Summer Camp, courtesy of the National Science Foundation iTest Grant project, was held at the McGlynn School. (38) middle school students attended this fun-filled and educational camp. Four Community Partners volunteered their time to share their mission and work. Campers used android tablets and MIT’s App Inventor to make mobile apps, which would assist those community partners with their work. The Community Partners were: Energy & Environment Committee-Bob Paine; Medford Arts Center, Inc. (the Arts Bus)- Celia Lee; Medford Bicycle Commission-Pat Bibbons; and the National Park Service-Shanasia Sylman.
Camp staff included: UMass Lowell Computer Science Department-students and faculty; Jessica Hammerly from Medford High School; Azita Pourali Bacon, from Medford’s Middle Schools; as well as staff from both Revere and Boston Public Schools. Special thanks to Molly Laden, Director of Media and Akira Kamiya, Director, Teaching Learning Center. For more info about the camp please click here: https://cspathways.org/