Idaho students explore science at Micron’s Chip Camp

Students from around Southwest Idaho are spending some of their summer days learning how to program robots, launch rockets and understand how computer chips are made.

Some 160 students who are headed into eighth and ninth grade this fall are enrolled in Micron Foundation’s Chip Camp, where they are getting hands on practice in science, technology, engineering and math.

Eighty students are attending the camp at the Boise School District Dennis Technical Education Center. Another eighty will attend next week.

This is Micron’s 16th year supporting the camp. About 80 Micron Technology Inc. employees are helping out.

Enrollment in the program for next year is scheduled for April 10, 2017 on the foundation’s website. Chip Camp is free, and spaces usually go within minutes, foundation officials say.

The foundation hopes to build student interest in science, technology, engineering and math through the program.