July 2015

Dalton Daily CItizen, ChamberLink

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July 2015 Chamber Link 7 Camp DEM Camp DEM The Design, Engineering, & Manufacturing Summer Camp (Camp DEM) was started in 2011 to expose middle school students to careers in the floorcover- ing industry. The 4-day camp is facilitated by mem- bers of industry, local K-12 educators, and post-sec- ondary educators. Campers enjoy designing a car using CAD, electronics, carpet design, Lego robot- ics, industrial robotics, laser design, measurement, career counseling, chemistry experiments, rocket building, designing a hovercraft, and teambuilding activities. The camp, which has no fee for campers, has grown from 31 to 129 students in five years. A special thank you to the following sponsors: Archway Partnership, ArrowStar LLC, Boys & Girls Club, Dalton Public Schools, Dalton State College, Dalton Utilities, Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Georgia Power, Grainger, Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, Grow Greater Dalton, IVC U.S., J+J Flooring, Lowe's, Lyle Industries Inc., MFG Chemical, Mohawk Industries, Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy, Shaw Industries, Whitfield County Schools and the Wilson Company. 129 Camp DEM participants are pictured here. A camper gets ready for take-off on the hovercraft they built at Camp DEM. LaRuthie Mason (Shaw Industries) and Barbara Ward (Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce) look on.

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