The Digital CUrrents program, which is a three-week summer workshop for Denver high school and middle school students who are largely from underrepresented minority groups, has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the CU Office for University Outreach for use in the summer of 2012.
Digital CUrrents students come to ATLAS and learn various aspects of digital technologies, then work on digital projects. This summer the students rebranded their Denver North High School Computer Magnet Program and redesigned the program’s Web site. The program has been renamed the North Media Arts Lab. For a video about the workshop, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHT59bQboAE.
Students also visited with guest speakers about career opportunities in technology-related fields and took field trips to local tech-focused businesses. The program is a partnership of ATLAS and the National Center for Women and Information Technology. To contribute to Digital CUrrents, contact Kathleen Archuleta, ATLAS director of external relations.