Hi-GEAR (Girls Engineering Abilities Realized) Camp
June 17-June 21, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily
Audience: 9th- 12th grade female students
What is Hi-GEAR?
Hi-GEAR introduces students to rewarding engineering and computer science careers through hands-on experiential learning and collaborative team projects. Female engineering students guide and encourage campers while they: build structures that withstand 10,000+ lbs, create perfume using distillation, program and race robots, build rockets and radios, extract DNA and more. Field trips, such as those to Lagoon, provide campers with a real-world glimpse into exciting engineering careers.
How can I apply for Hi-GEAR?
24 students will be selected to participate. Applicants must CURRENTLY be in 9th-12th grade and should enjoy math/science. Students will be selected from a personal statement and teacher/advisor recommendation, with consideration for school representation and student background.
What is the cost of Hi-GEAR?
Day camper cost is $85 for the week. This includes lunch each day. Scholarships are available and are awarded based on financial need.
What is the registration deadline of Hi-GEAR?
June 1, 2014, or until camp is full (applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis)
Contact: Deidre Schoenfeld, Camp Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploring Engineering Camp
June 25-27, 2013
Audience: 10th-12th grade, girls and boys aged 15-18
Lights, Camera, Engineering!
What is Exploring Engineering?
Technology has revolutionized move-making — many of the today’s biggest blockbusters owe their successes to magic created by special effects engineers. Beyond making movies spectacular, technology drives video games, bionics and robotics. Join other high school students, researchers, and students from the University Of Utah College Of Engineering for our 6th Annual Exploring Engineering Camp. Explore how engineers enrich our experiences, both on and off the screen.
Over three days, you’ll work with leading technology and tackle creative challenges that encourage the use of problem-solving skills. Students will also gain an in-depth look at how Computer Science, Chemical, Electrical, Civil and Environmental, Computer, Mechanical, Materials, and Bioengineering make movies more memorable and games more realistic. We invite you to explore the future of entertainment by Exploring Engineering.
How can I register for the camp?
Applications will be accepted until June 14th, 2014. Students will be admitted to the program on a rolling-basis, meaning after you apply, we will notify you of whether or not you are admitted to the camp within a few weeks.
For more information, contact:
Karen Krapcho, NSF Project Outreach Manager
Intro to Entertainment Arts and Engineering
June 10-28th, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Audience: 9th-12th grade, girls and boys aged 15-18
Cost: $200 per week
What is Entertainment Arts and Engineering?
Learn the secrets behind video games and animation by creating and building characters for games, animation or machinima. Our Entertainment Arts and Engineering Summer Program (EAESP) combines theory with hands-on practical projects, enabling high school students to understand computer graphics at a high level. EAESP introduces 3D modeling, texturing, rigging, animation and rendering concepts via industry-leading software such as Autodesk® Maya® and Adobe® Photoshop®.
Dates: Six one-week camps in June and July
The GREAT summer camps are aimed at kids who want to unleash their creativity while learning about computer graphics, robotics and programming by making games, animations, and robots.
GREAT-Elementary: A week-long camp for entering 4–6th graders who will create animations and games using Scratch, a fun programming environment. No prior experience is necessary. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon, M–F; a snack is provided.
GREAT-Middle school: For one week, entering 7–9th graders are immersed in Alice, a 3D programming suite, to create 3D animations and games. Campers will also build, program and compete LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots in exciting challenges. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., M–F; lunch is provided.
GREAT-Advanced Robotics: A week-long camp for entering 10–12th graders. Campers will build wacky, useful machines that react to the world (and people) using embedded computers, sensors, and motors. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., M–F; lunch is provided.
GREAT-Advanced Programming: In this two-week-long camp, entering 10–12th graders will create and write games in the popular Python programming language — in teams and alone. Advanced Programing is ideal those showing an interest in or aptitude for computers, programming, or math. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., M–F; lunch is provided.
Registration and more information: http://www.cs.utah.edu/~dejohnso/GREAT/index.shtml