University of Michigan Welcomes DMA Tech Camps

By Phill Powell

We’re only about a month away from the start of our Michigan tech day camps in Ann Arbor, and the excitement is already starting to ratchet up in the mighty Wolverine State!

Our Summer 2016 season at the University of Michigan lasts for three amazing July weeks, beginning July 11th and ending July 29th.

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Get your tech on at powerhouse U-M this summer – home of the U.S.’ largest college football stadium.

DMA’s University of Michigan tech day camps are perfect for residents of Ann Arbor or for families in surrounding southeastern Michigan towns like Adrian, Monroe and Howell…or even those in outlying cities such as Detroit, Pontiac and Lansing.

THE BEST TIME AND PERFECT PLACE FOR TECH

We’re offering nearly 30 camps at our University of Michigan tech camps this year, with lots of selections for Junior Adventure campers (ages 6-8), Adventure campers (8-12) and Teen campers (12-17).

Our full slate of tech subjects at the University of Michigan includes traditional DMA favorites like app development, game design and Java programming. In addition, we’re featuring cutting-edge courses in virtual reality and Arduino robotics.

The accent in all of our classes is on convenience, like in our Jr. Adventures courses, which are available both as morning and afternoon sessions.

HELPING YOUNG TECH COMPANIES RAMP UP

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MySwimPro is just one of the startups helped this year through U-M’s Desai Accelerator program.

We love holding our camps at Michigan U., because it’s a place that not only talks tech, but also walks the walk. A prime example of the University’s commitment is the Desai Accelerator, a program for ambitious tech startups.

Each year, budding tech companies try to win acceptance in the competitive program, which is the brainchild of the University’s Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering.

The Desai Accelerator program provides operating funds, office space and other essentials. This year, more than 80 companies tried to become one of six selected firms.

GIVING SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGY A HELPFUL SQUEEZE

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Feels like a winner: ForcePhone takes touch-based software up a notch.

There’s a real spirit of innovation here at the University of Michigan.

You can see it in the creative drive of University-based engineers who recently developed a pioneering touch-based software called ForcePhone.

The ForcePhone technology lets smartphone users control their devices based on how they touch or hold the device.

A RICH TRADITION OF TECH

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U-M operates a biological station as part of the biosphere project. (Photo: Ivan Monagan)

These recent tech developments are just part of U-M’s rich tech history. This is the place where the EKG was invented and where Jonas Salk’s historic polio vaccine was announced.

The campus is also home to a 13,000-acre biological station that serves as one of 47 biosphere reserves. This is also where IBM scientists (working alongside U-M engineers) developed the virtual memory architectural model.

The University of Michigan is a place where tech is fun. The school’s solar car team has won the national solar car competition several times in recent years.

MAKE IT HAPPEN IN MICHIGAN

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You’ll have the learning experience of a lifetime, set in one of America’s classic college towns.

There’s still time to make plans to attend DMA’s University of Michigan tech camps, but you better hurry.

Come join us in Ann Arbor for a DMA summer of tech discovery and fun!