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Summer Camps

   

 

2014 Summer Camp registration has been extended to June 20, 2014.

 

Please click HERE to register online or copy and paste the following link into a new web browser.

 

Summer Camp Registration Link: https://forms.wayne.edu/53127b285b42d/

  • Web Technology Camp 
  • Explorations in Robotics 
  • Creating Animation & Movies 
  • Explorations in Computer Gaming 
  • Creating Technological Toys 
  • Creating Android Phone Apps 
2014 PROGRAM DATES

July 7, 2014 to July 24, 2014

Monday through Thursday (No programs on Fridays) 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm   

GENERAL INFORMATION

In response to demand, the Wayne State University Department of Computer Science is offering several Summer Computer Camps designed to assist middle and high school aged students in learning some of the skills needed to participate in the opportunities that are available by considering a career in Computer and Information Science. In order to provide a foundation for future skilled workers, the Department of Computer Science is offering the following six summer camps:

CREATING TECHNOLOGY TOYS CAMP (Ages 8 – 11)
  • Learn how to make a PicoCricket, a tiny computer, make things spin, light up, and play music
  • Use PicoPocket to create musical sculptures, interactive jewelry, dancing creatures and playful inventions
  • Learn how to plug lights, motors, sensors, and other devices into a PicoPocket, then program them to react, interact, and communicate
 
EXPLORATIONS IN ROBOTICS CAMP (Ages 11 – 14)
  • Work in pairs to solve challenges by building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System
  • Learn about mechanical and software design, project management and teamwork skills
 
CREATING ANIMATION & MOVIES CAMP (Ages 13 – 15)
  • Explore computer animation to create an original computer-generated movie
  • Learn how to use Alice, a 3-D virtual reality software program
  • Learn about mechanical and software design
  • Project management and teamwork skills
 
WEB TECHNOLOGY (Ages 13 – 15)
  • Internet Web Page Design
  • How to develop a personal website
  • Transferring web files to a web server
  • Create and establish their own Website
  • Modify and edit web pages for the website
 
CREATING ANDROID PHONE APPS CAMP (Ages 14 – 18)
  • Explore cell phone programming to create original Android applications
  • Learn how to use Android AppInventor software
  • Learn about mechanical and software design, project management and teamwork skills
 
EXPLORATIONS IN COMPUTER GAMING CAMP (14 – 18)
  • Write video games for game controllers such as the Xbox 360 controllers
  • Explore the program techniques behind games
  • Develop simple 2D and 3D graphics and sound

The Department of Computer Science at Wayne State University has been on the forefront of this computer revolution. Educated people are needed to improve the design, use, behavior, and stability of these widely distributed systems. These camps will provide some insight how your child can join in this revolution.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

The Computer Science Department faculty members teach in the program. Trained assistants provide continuous individual assistance. Students will be supervised during all activities.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE     
9:00 – 12:00 First Lab Sessions
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 Second Lab Sessions
1:45 - 4:00 WSU Special Activities

 

 

 

 

**Students may bring their own lunch or buy lunch on campus   

PROGRAM COST

All Camps are $495. Discounts are available for early payment. Fee includes all supplies and field trips. Registration Form and $50 Deposit (non-refundable) received by May 30th to receive $50 discount if paid in full by this date. Registration extended to June 20th. Full balance must be received by June 20th.

Check/Money Order made payable to Wayne State University; no starter checks. Drop off or mail to WSU Department of Computer Science ATTN: CS Summer Camps 5050 Woodward Ave. Suite 3010 Detroit, MI 48202. A copy of your Registration Form must be included.                                                                                                                                             

CONTACTS:

Jasmine Roberson
(313) 577-3040
jasmine@wayne.edu

MAILING ADDRESS:

Department of Computer Science
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward Avenue
Suite 3010
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313) 577-2477
Fax: (313) 577-6868
http://www.cs.wayne.edu/summercamp

Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.