Summer Academy

A girl builds a Lego robotics toyWayne State University's College of Engineering and Department of Computer Science offer several summer programs designed for elementary, middle and high school students. These summer opportunities help students think about careers in engineering and computer science by teaching them skills that are necessary for those fields.  

  • Live two hour instructions, peer collaboration, and self paced project development
  • Daily live virtual office hours to help with project
  • Live virtual speakers, social events, tours, games, challenges 
  • 10 students per course  

 

  • Aim High Artificial Intelligence (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    In this course, we’ll take a closer look at machine learning tools, and use them to do amazing things. Teach a computer to play your favorite game, create interactive simulations, or train it to find patterns a human could not see. Get ready to bring Artificial Intelligence to your projects using data, cutting-edge tools, services, and more! Students in this camp will undergo interactive training in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s functional application platform, to prepare them for the Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals certification exam, which they will take at the conclusion of the camp. Once certified, students are recognized as Microsoft certified professionals, and are set up to move forward with their artificial intelligence endeavors in a competitive way!

    Dates: 

    July 12-July 15, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Artificial Intelligence (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Artificial Intelligence (AI) certificate introduces learners to the world of Artificial AI, and they learn about markets, key players, and technologies in AI. Through interactive labs, learners can execute AI algorithms. The impact of AI in the key sectors is discussed: Business, Healthcare, Technology, and Social Media. Students also learn about the impact of AI on jobs and everyday life and ever-changing privacy and regulatory laws.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    July 19-August 5, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Autonomous Vehicles (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Autonomous Vehicles certificate introduces learners to the status, potential, and applications of autonomous vehicles (AVs), and the business models that make large scale deployment possible. The course includes a wide range of topics including underlying technologies that make large scale AV development and deployment possible (sensors and controls, data management and storage, etc.) Students learn about infrastructure requirements and business factors and decisions that are needed to facilitate large scale deployment and to forecast market segmentation and revenue pools. Students also learn about regulatory needs in AVs - safety, environmental, and legal.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    June 21-July 15, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Aviators & Engineers (Rising 9th-12 graders)

    Fly high with this crash-course in aerospace and aviation! Learn about the rapidly changing world of flight and space technology with firsthand, exhilarating experiences and instruction in aerospace engineering. Participants require additional waivers to co-pilot an actual plane. 

    Dates:

    June 21-June 24, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Biomedical Engineering (Rising 9th-12th graders))

    Explore the field of Biomedical Engineering. Create and build a prototype of athletic personal protective equipment. Apply the design process to imagine, plan, and build solutions to sports equipment. Test protective equipment for popular sports. Learn about mechanical and software design, project management and teamwork skills.

    Topics include, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Visualization, Dissection, 3D Brain Modeling and visits Hospital Research Labs. 

    Dates:
     

    Time:

  • Blockchain (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Blockchain certificate introduces learners to the fundamentals of Blockchain. Through interactive labs, learners can execute smart contracts and are introduced to Bitcoin. Blockchain's impact in the critical industry sectors is discussed: Finance and Business, Law, and Medicine. Students learn about Blockchain's impact on jobs and everyday life and ever-changing security, privacy, and regulatory laws.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    July 19-August 5, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Cardboard Boats Competition (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    Make a SPLASH with your very own DIY water vessel in this exciting aquatic camp! Team up and work with WSU College of Engineering faculty to create your very own watercraft and put it to the test in the ultimate build-a-boat competition. 

    Dates:

    July 19-July 22, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Coding and Game Design Beginner I (1st-3rd graders)

    Learn how to create characters with special effects and coding fundamentals. Create unique stories and create your very own video game. Using a drag-and-drop code blocks using a visual programming platform. Stories and games will come to life in a cool and creative ways.

    Dates:
    July 12-July 16, 2021

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm
     

  • Coding and Game Design Beginner II (Rising 1st-3rd graders)

    Learn how to create characters with special effects and coding fundamentals. Create unique stories and create your very own video game. Using a drag-and-drop code blocks using a visual programming platform. Stories and games will come to life in a cool and creative ways.

    Dates:
    August 9-August 13, 2021

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Coding and Game Design Intermediate I (Rising 4th-5th graders)

    Learn how to create characters with special effects and coding fundamentals. Create unique stories and create your very own video game. Using a drag-and-drop code blocks using a visual programming platform. Stories and games will come to life in a cool and creative ways.

    Dates:
    July 12-July 16, 2021

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Coding and Game Design Intermediate II (Rising 4th-5th graders)

    Learn how to create characters with special effects and coding fundamentals. Create unique stories and create your very own video game. Using a drag-and-drop code blocks using a visual programming platform. Stories and games will come to life in a cool and creative ways.

    Dates:
    August 9-August 13, 2021

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Coding Bootcamp Advanced I (Rising 6th-8th graders)

    Learn to code. Create apps, build websites, and make games. Learn the fundaments of web development skills transferable to game and app development. Form teams to collaboratively solve problems using technology. Showcase your coding and computational thinking skills at the end of the program. Strengthen computer science skills through mini applications and hands-on exercises.

    Dates:
    July 5, 2021-July 9, 2021

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm
     

  • Coding Bootcamp Advanced II (rising 6th-8th graders)

    Learning to code. Create apps, build websites, and make games. Learn the fundaments of web development skills transferable to game and app development. Form teams to collaboratively solve problems using technology. Showcase your coding and computational thinking skills at the end of the program. Strengthen computer science skills through mini applications and hands-on exercises.

    Dates:
    August 2-August 6, 2021 

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Coding for Gaming and Gamification (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Coding for Gaming and Gamification certificate introduces learners to C++'s fundamentals and the basics of game programming. The course teaches the concepts of C++ programming and includes game case studies at the end of each module that map the ideas and game case studies. The course covers operators and variables, iterations and arrays, functions, references and pointers, and classes. Some game case studies include and are not limited to – tic-tac-toe, word jumble, and hangman. The course also covers advanced programming topics such as dynamic memory, inheritance, and polymorphism.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    July 19-August 5, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Construction Technologies Academy (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    Description, dates and times coming soon

     

  • Cyber Security: Hacking Heroes I (Rising 9th-12 graders)

    This course is jam-packed with content and will take a beginner in cybersecurity & ethical hacking from baseline to being able to hack wireless routers, crack passwords, and understand the reasoning behind those processes. Students will explore their interest in computer science and cybersecurity through topics in High Tech Crime, Cryptography & Steganography, Mobile Forensics, Catching Phish, and more. This camp even offers students the opportunity to gain experience in the field of Social Engineering, the behind-the-scenes superheroes of today’s hacking headlines. Can you crack the code? 

    Dates:

    July 19-July 22, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Cyber Security: Hacking Heroes II (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    This course is jam-packed with content and will take a beginner in cybersecurity & ethical hacking from baseline to being able to hack wireless routers, crack passwords, and understand the reasoning behind those processes. Students will explore their interest in computer science and cybersecurity through topics in High Tech Crime, Cryptography & Steganography, Mobile Forensics, Catching Phish, and more. This camp even offers students the opportunity to gain experience in the field of Social Engineering, the behind-the-scenes superheroes of today’s hacking headlines. Can you crack the code? 

    Dates:

    Coming soon


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Data Science (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Data Science certificate prepares learners to develop skills in the field of data science and analytics. The course includes a wide range of data science topics, including Python refresher, advanced data types, data, databases and SQL, data exploration techniques – wrangling, PCA, decomposition and outlier detection, data visualization, and an introduction to machine learning and machine learning algorithms. The course includes labs using open-sourced tools to provide hands-on experience to go with the theoretical concepts.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    June 21-July 15, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Data Science Visualization Academy (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Industrial Engineering Data Science & Visualization Academy will bring exposure to state-of-the-art visualization, machine learning and data science tools to high school students. We aim to stimulate curiosity in the fast-moving field of machine learning, advances in visualization, and the exciting discipline of prescriptive analytics. With a gentle approach to theoretical foundations, the focus will be on improving empirical and critical thinking skills through real-world problems and case studies. By the end of the one-week program, students will not only be exposed to key data science techniques such as data visualization and data wrangling but will also be exposed to modern machine learning methodologies, which are all building blocks for today’s AI and analytics fields. Students will work with some state-of-the-art visualization tools and play with modern data science computing software based on real-life case studies.

    Format: Highly experienced faculty team and teaching assistants bring a mixture of theory sessions during the morning hours with afternoon sessions dedicated for project work. Students present their project work and findings on the last day of the program. Eligibility: High school students currently enrolled in grades 9th-11th with a strong background in math and interest in data analytics.  Previous understanding of statistics is preferred. Students must be open to the challenge of a rigorous curriculum. Requirement: After watching this video provide a one paragraph essay on why you would like to be accepted in the program Video.

    Dates:

    July 19-July 23, 2021

    Time:

    10:00am-3:00pm

    Location:

    Online sessions using Zoom, Canvas Course Management Software, and VDI Virtual Computing Platform (preloaded with all necessary software and datasets)

  • Electric Vehicles (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Electric Vehicle Technologies certificate provides an overview of electric and hybrid vehicle fundamentals. Learners are introduced to EV technology components such as batteries and controllers, sensors, and motors. Course Topics also include - data collection and management in EVs. Students learn the importance of adopting EVT and its effect on the environment, OEMs, policy, and regulation.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    July 19-August 5, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • eSports I (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    ATTENTION ALL GAMERS: Do you like to play competitive video games against other talented players in a competition-driven, team environment? Do you like developing real-life professional skills like teamwork, technology utilization, and time management strategies? If you answered yes to any of the above questions… what are you waiting for? Sign up for this interactive video-game oriented experience now!

    Dates:

    July 19-July 22, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • eSports II (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    ATTENTION ALL GAMERS: Do you like to play competitive video games against other talented players in a competition-driven, team environment? Do you like developing real-life professional skills like teamwork, technology utilization, and time management strategies? If you answered yes to any of the above questions… what are you waiting for? Sign up for this interactive video-game oriented experience now!

    Dates:

    August 2-August 5, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Future Engineers Beginner I (Rising 1st-3rd graders)

    Fun and engaging educational experience while boosting student’s confidence in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Explore, discover, and create while learning about the world of engineering Wide variety of STEAM based hands on projects. Learn about several disciplines of engineering including biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and more. 

    Dates:
    July 5-July 9, 2021

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Future Engineers Beginner II (Rising 1st-3rd graders)

    Fun and engaging educational experience while boosting student’s confidence in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Explore, discover, and create while learning about the world of engineering Wide variety of STEAM based hands on projects. Learn about several disciplines of engineering including biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and more. "

    Dates:
    August 2-August 6, 2021 

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • FUN(ctional) Furniture (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    Put your creativity to the test in this hands-on, design-oriented experience. Channel your inner interior designer and work with College of Engineering faculty to build your very own furniture composed of recycled materials!

    Dates: 

    July 12-July 15, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Future Engineers Intermediate I (Rising 4th-5th graders)

    Fun and engaging educational experience while boosting student’s confidence in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Explore, discover, and create while learning about the world of engineering Wide variety of STEAM based hands on projects. Learn about several disciplines of engineering including biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and more. 

    Dates:
    July 5-July 9, 2021

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Future Engineers Intermediate II (Rising 4th-5th graders)

    Fun and engaging educational experience while boosting student’s confidence in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Explore, discover, and create while learning about the world of engineering Wide variety of STEAM based hands on projects. Learn about several disciplines of engineering including biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and more. "

    Dates:
    August 2-August 6, 2021 

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Future Engineers Advanced I (Rising 6th-8th graders)

    This fun and engaging educational experience has been designed to boost students' confidence in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

    Campers will explore, discover and create while learning about the world of engineering through a wide variety of STEAM-based hands-on projects. They will learn about several disciplines of engineering including biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and more.

    Dates:
    June 21-June 25, 2021

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Future Engineers Advanced II (Rising 6th-8th graders)

    This fun and engaging educational experience has been designed to boost students' confidence in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

    Campers will explore, discover and create while learning about the world of engineering through a wide variety of STEAM-based hands-on projects. They will learn about several disciplines of engineering including biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and more.

    Dates:
    July 19-July 23, 2021

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Lego® Movie Making Beginner I (Rising 1st-3rd graders)

    Explore computer animation and movie making to create an original computer-generated stop motion movie. Learn how to use animation and 3-D virtual reality software program. Use Lego® Bricks and Lego® sets to create, design, and film. Imagine your own story add special effects and music to show off your skills.

    Dates:
    July 28-August 2, 2021

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Lego® Movie Making Beginner II (Rising 1st-3rd graders)

    Explore computer animation and movie making to create an original computer-generated stop motion movie. Learn how to use animation and 3-D virtual reality software program. Use Lego® Bricks and Lego® sets to create, design, and film. Imagine your own story add special effects and music to show off your skills.

    Dates:
    July 26-July 30, 2021

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Lego® Movie Making Intermediate I (Rising 4th-5th graders)

    Explore computer animation and movie making to create an original computer-generated stop motion movie. Learn how to use animation and 3-D virtual reality software program. Use Lego® Bricks and Lego® sets to create, design, and film. Imagine your own story add special effects and music to show off your skills.

    Dates:
    June 28, 2021-July, 2, 2021

    Time: 
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Lego® Movie Making Intermediate II (Rising 4th-5th graders)

    Explore computer animation and movie making to create an original computer-generated stop motion movie. Learn how to use animation and 3-D virtual reality software program. Use Lego® Bricks and Lego® sets to create, design, and film. Imagine your own story add special effects and music to show off your skills.

    Dates:
    July 26-July 30, 2021

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Micro:bit Digital Makers (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    Have you ever thought about holding a computer in the palm of your hand? Well with the Microsoft micro:bit, you can do just that! This camp introduces the micro:bit, a handheld computer with an LED light display, buttons, sensors, and more, which can be programmed to perform different functions ranging from flashing light patterns, playing instruments, and even playing games like hot potato! Students in this interactive, project-based camp will learn the fundamentals of software programming on coding platforms, software-hardware interactions, and different electronics components, all while working to develop their own micro:bit processors. What will you program your micro:bit to do?

    Dates:

    June 21-July 22, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Minecraft Adventures Intermediate II (Rising 4th-5th graders)

    Minecraft is one of the most popular video games. Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. MinecraftEDU allows students to not only play but build levels, design and use problem solving skills. Many schools are using MinecraftEDU for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning. Students will be taught building basics through gameplay, building adventure maps, and resource packs.

    Advance minecrafters will learn Java programming language to create and participate in 3D design challenges.

    Dates:
    July 19-July 23, 2021

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Minecraft Adventures Beginner I (Rising 1st-3rd graders)

    Minecraft is one of the most popular video games. Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. MinecraftEDU allows students to not only play but build levels, design and use problem solving skills. Many schools are using MinecraftEDU for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning. Students will be taught building basics through gameplay, building adventure maps, and resource packs.

    Advance minecrafters will learn Java programming language to create and participate in 3D design challenges.

    Dates:
    June 21-June 25, 2021

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Minecraft Adventures Beginner II (Rising 1st-3rd graders)

    Minecraft is one of the most popular video games. Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. MinecraftEDU allows students to not only play but build levels, design and use problem solving skills. Many schools are using MinecraftEDU for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning. Students will be taught building basics through gameplay, building adventure maps, and resource packs.

    Advance minecrafters will learn Java programming language to create and participate in 3D design challenges.

    Dates:
    July 19-July 23, 2021

    Time:
    10:00am-12:00pm

  • Minecraft Adventures Intermediate I (Rising 4th-5th graders)

    Minecraft is one of the most popular video games. Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. MinecraftEDU allows students to not only play but build levels, design and use problem solving skills. Many schools are using MinecraftEDU for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning. Students will be taught building basics through gameplay, building adventure maps, and resource packs.

    Advance minecrafters will learn Java programming language to create and participate in 3D design challenges.

    Dates:
    June 21, 2021-June 25, 2021

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Minecraft Adventures Advanced I (Rising 6th-8th graders)

    Minecraft is one of the most popular video games. Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. MinecraftEDU allows students to not only play but build levels, design and use problem solving skills. Many schools are using MinecraftEDU for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning. Students will be taught building basics through gameplay, building adventure maps, and resource packs.

    Advance minecrafters will learn Java programming language to create and participate in 3D design challenges.

    Dates:
    June 28, 2021-July 2, 2021

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Minecraft Adventures Advanced II (Rising 6th-8th graders)

    Minecraft is one of the most popular video games. Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. MinecraftEDU allows students to not only play but build levels, design and use problem solving skills. Many schools are using MinecraftEDU for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning. Students will be taught building basics through gameplay, building adventure maps, and resource packs.

    Advance minecrafters will learn Java programming language to create and participate in 3D design challenges.

    Dates:
    July 26-July 30, 2021

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Minecraft Game Design (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    Put your Minecraft ingenuity into action with this video game-inspired camp. Participants will create their own Minecraft levels and learn JAVA programming to take part in exciting Minecraft design challenges, all while playing video games!

    Dates:

    July 12 -July 15, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Mobility as a Service (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Mobility as a Service (MaaS) certificate introduces learners to the technology landscape of MaaS, an abundance of data, and rapid infrastructure growth. The course includes a wide range of topics, including evolving consumer preferences, ownership, ride-sharing models, and autonomous vehicles' role in the evolution of MaaS. Learners learn about infrastructure requirements, data and regulatory challenges, and probable solutions and the economics of changing business models for OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, and the impact of policy at the state and national levels.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    June 21-July 15, 2020


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Program with Python (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    Whether you're a newbie to programming or an experienced developer, it's easy to learn and use Python. Coding skills continue to be a highly sought after in today's job market and will continue to be in demand in the future. You will design and code. Build and test. Run and debug. At the completion of this camp, students will take the Amazon Python Exam for Certification, a certificate which showcases student skills and learning in Python and serves as a marker of a competitive future programmer!  

    Dates:

    July 26-August 5, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Roblox Game Design Advanced I (Rising 6th-8th graders)

    Dive into the endless world of Roblox and create your own games! Roblox allows you to create whatever you can imagine. Learn how to use Roblox Studio to create your own levels, environments, and worlds. Build upon those worlds by adding narrative and mechanics to create a fun experience for one or many players. Create games where players play capture the flag, solve puzzles, or save the day!

    Dates:
    July 12-July 16, 2021 

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm
     

  • Roblox Game Design Advanced II (Rising 6th-8th graders)

    Dive into the endless world of Roblox and create your own games! Roblox allows you to create whatever you can imagine. Learn how to use Roblox Studio to create your own levels, environments, and worlds. Build upon those worlds by adding narrative and mechanics to create a fun experience for one or many players. Create games where players play capture the flag, solve puzzles, or save the day!

    Dates:
    August 9-August 13, 2021 

    Time:
    1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Robotics for Logistics and Manufacturing (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Robotics for Logistics and Manufacturing certificate will introduce learners to the role of industrial robots and automation in manufacturing and logistics plants and facilities. The course covers topics on robot classification types, machines, and AI vision applications. Learners are also made aware of economic, maintenance, and safety factors, and its impact on automation. Additional course topics include – Human-Machine Interaction and advances and robot programming.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    July 21-August 15, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Smart Cities Data & Infrastructure (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    The Smart Cities certificate introduces learners to the concept, reality, and technologies of smart cities – using examples from around the globe. Key course topics include detailing requirements that smart cities aim to achieve, underlying technologies that constitute smart cities' development – the internet of things (IoT) devices, data management. Students learn the importance of utilizing data in a decision-making and its effect on the participants - government, business, and consumers. Students also learn about privacy and regulatory needs in smart cities.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    July 19-August 5, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • Smart Manufacturing (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    Present and near-future manufacturing facilities include a combination of robust cyberphysical systems and automated robots. Empowering manufacturing and automation workers to work alongside new technology and devices with less errors and an increased productivity and efficiency is of utmost importance. The Smart Manufacturing certificate will cover topics on sensors, industrial robots and controls systems, AI applications in automation and machine vision, and guidelines for teams to facilitate automated production systems along manufacturing workflows. The certificate also includes case studies and examples of successful and unsuccessful approaches and provides learners with a strong overview of the new advancements in smart manufacturing.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates: 

    June 21-July 15, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p
  • SMASH (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    SMASH Academy, our flagship program, is a FREE, 3 year, intensive STEM focused college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers. For 4 – 5 weeks every summer, scholars are immersed in tuition-free studies in partnership with leading universities throughout the country.  During the academic year, scholars participate in monthly programming.

    They are coached by instructors that represent the future they can have. Because of their common background, students connect more deeply with instructors and gain true mentorship from these STEM professors and industry professionals. As they go through the program, scholars not only develop their skills and network – they also find their voice and build the confidence to become who they want to be.

    Dates:
    July 5-August 4, 2021

    Time:
    TBD

  • Vehicles to Everything (V2X) (Rising 9th-12th graders)

    V2X communication is an essential enabler for autonomous transportation and connectivity. The V2X certificate introduces learners to the technology landscape, discusses sensing and computing technologies and current network protocols and services. The topics covered include mobility and optimization, the role of 5G, and infrastructure requirements to enable V2X. Learners are introduced to V2X and connectivity's economics and its impact on society and smart cities.  This Amesite online program is offered in partnership with the College of Engineering.

    Dates:

    July 19-August 5, 2021


    Format offerings:

    In-person camp time Virtual camp sessions
    10:00am-3:00pm AM: 10am-12pm
      PM: 1:00pm-3:00p