Check out the 2017 STEM Summer Camps and Classes in Bloomington

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Middle and high school-aged students have many options for STEM summer camps and classes at IU-Bloomington this summer.

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GirlPowered! Game Development Camp - Just for Girls!

Teenaged women who are driven by her creativity, fascinated by fictional worlds and stories, or interested in learning new technology will enjoy spending a week this summer learning about game design at GirlPowered! Game Development Camp.

The camp is June 19-23. Registration deadline is May 26. More information can be found here.


Foundations in Science and Mathematics summer classes for middle and high school students

These two-week summer courses are designed to help local students prepare for upcoming high school science and mathematics courses. It will emphasize important introductory concepts and tools in order to provide a strong foundation for later learning. All students are welcome to attend, but keep in mind that most of these courses are designed for students who will attend high school in the fall.

There are two sessions: June 5 - 16 and July 10 - 21. Online registration is now open. More information can be found here.


Ready, Set, Robots!

Ready, Set, Robots! introduces teens to technology-related fields and concepts including computer programming, high performance computing, and networking as they work side by side with IU technology professionals and researchers. Using kits from the LEGO® Mindstorms® series, participants work in small teams to learn the basic computer programming skills needed to command a robot to complete a set of predetermined tasks. Camps culminate in an exciting Robot Grand Challenge in which each team’s robot struts its stuff.

There are two beginner sessions on June 8 and 9, June 29 and 30, and an advanced sesion on July 13 and 14. More information, including a link to register, can be found here.


Security Matters CyberCamp

High school students can lean why web sites get hacked and how, how "cyber' forensics is done, how computer networks funciont, how they are secured, and why it matters, what ransomware is and how to defend against it, and what a parofessional cybersecruity career looks like.

The 2-day camp takes place June 15 and 16. More information is here.


Intelligent Systems Engineering Summer Camps

These camps are for high schoolers who want to learn how to make the engineering discoveries that will shape the future. In these camps, particpants will explore how to engineer small-scale, networked, and mobile technology that changes lives and the world. Intelligent Systems Engineering is a bourgeoning field, rich with opportunity for discovery.

The camps are scheduled for July 10-14, July 17-21, and July 24-28. More information can be found here.


Girls with Nerve

This neuroscience-themed day camp is for girls entering 9th-11th grade. Participants will see and learn how the brain controls movement and how it learns, will visit IU Neuroscience labs and Wonderlab, and will join a network of femail grad students and faculty.

The camp is July 10-14. Registration is due June 15. More information can be found here