One-Mile Challenge Series
Free to youths 8th grade and under, sponsored by Las Cruces Running Club. Youths collect tickets fro any and all of five races for chances to win prizes, shirts and other participation awards will be given for each race. Races will be held June 10 at La Llorona Park, June 24 at the dam behind Albertson’s on East Lohman, July 3 at Meerscheidt Center July 15 on Triviz Trail at Kohl’s on North Main, and August 5 at Sagecrest Park on Roadrunner Parkway. The August 5 race will culminate in a free breakfast and awards ceremony for all participants, parents and volunteers. All races start at 9 a.m., except for the July 3 run, which starts at 7:45 pm before the Electric Light Parade. Registration is 7:30-8:30 a. for each race, except the July 3 run, which is 6:15-7:15 pm. Parents can run with their children at no cost. Information: http://www.lascrucesrunningclub.com
Summer Computer Camps
The Young Women in Computing (YWiC) program for young women in high schools runs from 12:30-4:00 PM Monday through Friday from June 5 through June 16. Students will learn to explore computing skills and discover talents through an introduction to programing, computational thinking and new technologies.
Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) is for all middle school students and runs from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday through Friday from June 19-23. Students in Project GUTS will learn computer programming basics, make computer models in StarLogo Nova, use the model to run simulations, and crate an interactive computer game.
CS Adventures Camp. June 19 – 30, 2017, 12:30 – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, for 30 high school students.Join this fun and elite computer camp, and become a creator of new technologies and programming! Explore Raspberry Pi’s, Parallax Boebots, Arduino microprocessors, Smart Grid Technologies, and learn Python, C, and more. This camp provides a broad foundation for computer science, to empower our area high school students in CS and computational thinking. Acceptance into this program will be based on answers provided on the application, the availability of the student applicant to participate in the full two weeks of the program, plus targeted regional, gender, and age distributions.
Applications are available online at https://www.cs.nmsu.edu/wp13/outreach-resources/