July 1, 2015 at 11:15am

Technology Skills

Millikin University and PPG Industries Inc. have partnered to host Tech AdVentures, an entrepreneurship-based summer camp held at Millikin University for current 8th – 12th grade students.

Students are learning how to identify opportunities for innovation using an entrepreneurial mindset. Students are also learning how to design solutions using Raspberry Pi computers and toolkits, and building solutions to real-world problems and integrating electronics into technology.

RJ Podeschi, Millikin assistant professor of information systems, says the program "is a great opportunity for students who have an interest in a tech-related field. Students can explore a platform, Raspberry Pi, which has limitless possibilities. The students pick up tech skills and are creative simultaneously."

James Seyfert, a senior physics major at Millikin, from Decatur, Ill., and a Tech AdVentures instructor, says giving young students an understanding of how technology works will help them as they head off to college and move into their careers.

Click here to read more about Tech AdVentures in an article from the Herald & Review.