The New York Times recently called Stanford University “America’s hottest college.”
And a Princeton Review survey shows Stanford is the nation’s top “dream college” among high school seniors.
It’s “where genius lives,” according to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who spoke at the 2014 Stanford University graduation ceremonies recently.
“There is an openness to change here,” Gates told the crowds. “An eagerness for what’s new. This is where people come to discover the future and have fun doing it.”
This summer, Digital Media Academy will deliver on that promise at Stanford’s beautiful Palo Alto campus, where DMA kicks off its summer camp season.
DMA has a special bond with Stanford: DMA was founded here in 2002 by Phil Gibson, DMA’s CEO and President. Gibson was a Stanford technology expert when he first explored the idea of offering high-tech learning outside of a conventional four-year education.
Today, Stanford remains DMA’s flagship location. And here kids (ages 6-12) and teens (12-17) in DMA tech camps discover the future—their future—and have huge amounts of fun while doing it.
Major Learning, Maximum Fun
DMA is all about compressed, hands-on learning and using today’s hottest technologies to develop the coolest projects imaginable. This summer at Stanford you’ll see DMA campers:
• Learn the basics of programming, through Java™ and C++. Kids and teens discover how to write code and develop programs.
• Explore the amazing worlds of video game design. Campers find out how to make video games, not just play them, as they go “under the hood” of favorite games like Minecraft™.
• Master the fundamentals of digital filmmaking. Kids and teens work with professional filmmakers and videographers to get Hollywood-quality results.
• Build the coolest robots around. Campers use the latest kits from LEGO® and Arduino and compete in awesome robot camp challenge events!
At DMA, students take their passion for games, movies and computers to the next level by learning app development, music production, animation, engineering, graphic design, photography—and so much more.
And it’s all taught by industry experts and technology educators who know how to connect with kids and teens.
Come Learn Where Technology Rules
Stanford is strongly tied to Silicon Valley and played a crucial role in its development.
Many of the area’s internationally famous computer and technology companies were founded by Stanford graduates and educators and there remains no more inventive think tank anywhere than Stanford University.
A primary reason why Stanford is so highly regarded is because of its focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) subjects, especially in key areas like science and engineering. Just like DMA…
Although Stanford has the lowest acceptance rate in the U.S., that doesn’t mean that your kid or teen can’t attend Stanford this summer through DMA tech camp. DMA’s Stanford program runs throughout the summer. Check the website for a complete DMA Stanford schedule that outlines remaining course availability.