Laura Fleming is an ordinary girl, with an unordinary story. As a participant in her family’s summer camp program, Fleming Tech Camps, she has taken a number of technology, digital arts and gaming camps over the years. Recently, she was selected to have one of her video games, The Cat Rescue, showcased in MathAlive!, an interactive S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) exhibit, on display at Smithsonian International Gallery, in Washington, D.C.
“I’m really excited to have had my game in the Smithsonian and share it with so many people,” said Laura Fleming, the game’s designer. “I made a game about cats using technology that I learned at my family’s summer camp. In the game you rescue cats – it’s a really cool game.”
Fleming Tech Camps, a 21st century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) summer camp program that focuses on giving kids the tools they need to lead successful lives in the digital age. Fleming Tech Camps are designed to provide kids with hands-on experiences with computers, VR, drones, robots, 3D printers and other cool tech that encourages an interest in science, technology, computing, and engineering. Since 2003, the camp’s founders, Ed and Sue Fleming, have hosted over ten-thousand kids.
”We are so proud of Laura,” said Ed Fleming, Laura’s father and co-founder of Fleming Tech Camps. “Laura worked really hard on the game, and when the people from MathAlive! selected her game to be part of the exhibit, our family couldn’t believe it. Having our daughter’s video game in the Smithsonian, and then travel around the world, is beyond words.”
MathAlive! provides visitors a hands-on experience with mathematical concepts