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  • Cultivating iD Tech's Culture: An Inside Look

    What makes iD Tech unlike any other summer camp available? You know our stats—a guaranteed 8:1 student to instructor ratio, the most prestigious universities to host our programs, 62 cutting edge STEM courses—but you may not know our two secret ingredients. Brace yourselves, because I’m about to reveal something that will blow your mind. Are [...]

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  • Turn a Game Design Interest Into These Unique Careers

    You’ve probably heard about the plethora of opportunities available in the game development industry; the current value of the video game market for 2017 is roughly $18.4 billion dollars, and is set to reach $20 billion by 2020. But what if your child isn’t a programmer or particularly interested in level design, yet they still [...]

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  • 5 Futuristic STEM Jobs: Is Your Child Ready?

    Take a second to consider the employment landscape today. In 2017, we have jobs like UX Designer, Social Media Manager, and even Bug Bounty Hunter (otherwise known as Ethical Hacker). None of these jobs existed ten years ago. Even four of the five jobs on this list of future STEM careers, published in 2016, are [...]

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  • Camper Turned Instructor Designs Award-Winning Game

    Jonathan is currently a 21-year-old Character Artist in the fast-paced world of video game development. He loves technology for its endless opportunities and flexibility, like how he can make changes and continue tweaking his projects even after they seem finished. “I enjoy the extensive freedom it gives,” he says. “Video games specifically allow for a [...]

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  • How iD Tech Welcomes Students With Special Needs

    Technology is a fantastic equalizer, and we want to ensure the next generation of innovators has access to learning it, regardless of gender, race, background, orientation, or skill level. That’s why, even though we’re not specifically a special needs camp, we make every effort to accommodate each student interested in exploring the world of STEM. [...]

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  • Making History: When Aerospace Engineering and Irish Music Collide

    In the 11th century, the Emerald Isle was full of Celtic harps. Called cláirseach in Gaelic, a Celtic harp was a stunningly beautiful handcrafted instrument gracefully carved from a hard type of wood, like maple, and strung with brass metal strings. The sound it produced was a bright, resonant, ringing collection of notes requiring prodigious [...]

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