The 2010 Upstate Information Technology Camp activities are geared toward learning more about the growing and exciting field of Information Technology. Students and faculty from Furman and USC Upstate along with IT industry representatives will discuss the wide range of exciting career options available in IT and the necessary skill sets for succeeding in these careers. Attendees will be engaged in activities designed to reinforce this learning, including the assembly of their own laptop computer -- which they keep once the IT Camp ends!

Who is eligible to participate?

Open to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students from upstate and surrounding counties who would like to learn more about computers and technology and who have a potential interest in a career in information technology (IT). Public, private, and homeschooled students are all welcome to apply.

When and where?

Camp activities will be held on three consecutive Saturdays: April 10, 17, and 24, 2010. The April 10 session (8:30 – 3:00) and April 17 session (8:30 – 4:00) will be held on the Furman University campus and the April 24 session (8:30 – 4:30) will be held on the campus of USC Upstate.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! The camp is free to those selected to attend thanks to our sponsors.

How do I apply?

The camp is limited to 20 students. The selection process is competitive and applications can be downloaded here. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • A one-page essay describing why you are interested in an IT career

Completed applications are due no later than February 26, and should be mailed or faxed to:

Dr. Sebastian van Delden
Division of Math and Computer Science
USC Upstate
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Fax: 864-503-5930

Have questions?

Dr. Kevin Treu,, (864) 294-3220
Dr. Ken Abernethy,, (864) 294-3755
Dr. Sebastian van Delden,, (864) 503-5292