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Recap of Luma Lab’s Summer of Tech

Luma Lab recently concluded a second season of technology-immersive summer camps in DC. We worked with over 50 students ages 10-14 at two Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater of Washington clubhouses (in Wards 5 and 7) and Georgetown Day School. These summer camps ranged from 2-8 weeks long. Our teaching staff consisted of computer science upperclassmen from local and regional universities and one teacher from Prince George’s County Public Schools.

At each camp, students were presented the same challenge: identify a problem you see in your community and solve the problem using technology (specifically through the use of a mobile application). Using this challenge, students worked in teams to brainstorm and execute their concept. At the end of every program, teams present their prototype in from of an audience and a panel of judges (comprised of technology professionals) and compete for prizes.