The Summer Residential Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology
The Summer Residential Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology is located at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA. It is part of the State of Virginia's broader Governor's School programs.
The Governor's School at Lynchburg College challenges each student to learn a substantial amount about a particular area in mathematics, science, and/or technology at the same time that we illustrate the ever-increasing interdisciplinary nature of modern science, mathematics, and engineering.
In addition to hands-on laboratory and multimedia-based instruction in content areas outlined by courses, students will be exposed to a series of interdisciplinary questions pertaining to the nature of science, the design of scientific experiments, the respective roles of logic and mathematics in science, and public-policy aspects of science and technology. Finally, students will observe the interplay between experimentation, imagination, and logic.
To learn more about the Governor's School, please visit http://www.lynchburg.edu/governors-school
The program's 5 primary objectives are:
The 2D Animation Course
We use Adobe Flash Professional CS6 to create most of our work, while some projects were used using Demibooks Composer Studio on an iPad. Both forms of software were vital to the students as they had numerous projects to work on throughout the month-long camp.
In addition, the students also use iMacs to create their projects. Shown above and to the left are the students busily working on their final projects.
Ms. Kristin Harris (pictured left) is our instructor for this course. She has dedicated her time here at Lynchburg College to help facilitate creativity in her young students' minds, both by encouraging us to create whatever project we wanted and guiding us through the process. Without her, none of this would be possible.
Kristin is currently developing apps for young children for the iPad. Her special interest is introducing children to the great treasures of art from all times and places. Kristin has provided workshops for young children through public and and private schools for over 35 years. She is currently a docent at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. She offers monthly arts classes for children at the Lynchburg College Daura Gallery. During the summer, she teaches animation to students at the Governor's School of Math, Science and Technology at Lynchburg College. Kristin writes about her interests in kids, art and technology at iArt4Kidz.com. Her fine art work is documented at KristinReiberHarris.com.
To learn more about Ms. Kristin Harris, please visit kristinharrisdesign.com