In today’s fast paced digital, connected world, technology has invaded almost every aspect of everyone’s lives. Students will learn how big data is leveraged to shape buying habits, and consider the security ramifications and implications that the new connected world presents. Students will immerse themselves into the world of Virtual Reality and gain an understanding how a $35.00 computer is enabling the next wave of innovators and entrepreneurs. Students will get hands-on experience with hardware and software and find out what its like to work as a programmer. This program will explore technology from the inside out.
Dates: July 21-26, 2019
Eligibility: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school and incoming college freshmen
Program Length: 1-week sessions
Program Tuition: $2,350
Location: Winston-Salem, NC – Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus
Residential or Non-Residential: Residential
*Courses carry no secondary school or college credit. Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all Technology Institute participants.
*Hands-on experiences are subject to change.
Reynolda Campus (Residential Program) | $2,350
*This “A Day in the Life” sample schedule is based upon the 2018 curriculum and is subject to change.
Academic Leader, Technology
Paul Whitener is a Systems Architect UNIX for Wake Forest University. As an Information Systems staff member assigned to the Math and Computer Science Departments, Paul is involved in the technology used at Wake Forest to teach students every day. With a bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a Television Production Concentration and an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Engineering, Paul brings over 30 years of experience, all based in technology, to the program. In his current role, Paul works with students on a daily basis helping them to utilize various technologies in their classwork. He also co-teaches the Computer Science STEM Robotics course as well as leads many “pop-up” labs geared towards extracurricular learning for the WFU community. These labs include Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey and 3D printing technologies. Paul is also involved with a group of students working to bring a makerspace to the Wake Forest Reynolda Campus. In the spirit of Pro Humanitate, Paul is involved in many technology outreaches to middle and high school students.