The Department of Computer Science at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a series of summer youth camps and professional development workshops for teachers designed to enhance their technology skills.

The Computer Science Summer Program will consist of four-day camps designed to provide fifth through ninth grade students with a broad exposure to a variety of computing topics through the use of robotics and 3D animation for storytelling. The four camp sessions will run from June 14 to July 15.

Robotics sessions are limited to 20 students. All other sessions are limited to 25 participants. The cost is $225 and covers the participant's lunches, insurance, project materials and activities. Reservations made before May 15 will receive a $35 discount.

The 2010 Summer Teacher Workshop Programs include a variety of basic computing topics such as spreadsheets, presentations and Web page design, plus topics in robotics and storytelling using virtual worlds. Hands-on activities are designed to enhance the workshop experience, and educators will leave the workshop with skills and ideas to enhance their classroom experience.

Costs of the teacher workshops range from $75-$150. Workshops will run June 1 to 10.

For more information and a complete listing of class topics and schedules, call 468-2508 or visit