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Galveston College Building Bridges to Success Coordinator Mary Lee Guthier, center, recently received the 2012 Technical and Professional Employee Exceptional Service Award at the College’s annual Employee Award Banquet.  She is congratulated by Galveston College Regent Armin Cantini, left, and College President Dr. Myles Shelton.

Galveston College Summer I Session Starts Today

Summer Session I classes begin today (June 4) and Late Registration for Summer I will also be held today from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Early registration for the Summer II Session and Fall Semester remains in progress. Early Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Summer II Session classes begin July 11, and the Fall Semester begins August 27. Visit or call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220 for additional information.

Camps for Children Begin Today

Galveston College Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of educational opportunities designed to build on children’s imagination, creativity and talent beginning June 4, 2012. All of our camps utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts and 21st Century educational skills of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Collaboration, Agility and Adaptability, Curiosity and Imagination. Camps include: 

VEHICLE ENGINEERING (recommended for grades 4-9)
Students will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using our LEGO® kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more.

ELEMENTARY ENGINEERING (recommended for grades 4-9)
Students will creatively build and modify machines applying basic engineering principles and using our unique LEGO® kits. This is an integrated science and math class.

COLLISION CARS (recommended for grades 4-9)
Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete. 

VIDEO GAME MAKING (recommended for grades 4-9)
This class will teach students how to design and modify their own arcade style video games. They will learn how to control characters, objects and outcomes in their game, then increase the difficulty level and add more features. They will also learn how to design their own version of Pac-Man® and several other games.

VIDEO GAME MAKING 2 (recommended for grades 4-9)
Students will learn additional ways of designing and modifying their own exciting arcade style video games. They will learn how to control characters and outcomes, then increase the difficulty level and add more features. Topics covered include graphic design and animation, sprites, objects, room creation, instances, bonus levels and more. Students will create games including soccer, a Breakout-style game, and Alien Invader (plus a secret game at the end of the class!)

Camps described above will be held either mornings from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. or afternoons from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. across the weeks beginning June 4, June 18, June 25, July 9, and July 16. The cost is $130.00 per camp. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.