2020 High School Summer Camps

“Blender” Computing Camp * Entering Grades 9-12 * August 3-7 * 9AM-NOON * $160 * Are you in awe of the 3D computer graphics you see in movies, TV shows, and games?  Do you wonder what it takes to do that?  Do you think that you can be creative like that too, if only you could just get started?  Have we got a camp for you!  Blender is a totally awesome software package that allows you to do your own 3D modeling, rendering, and animation.  In this camp, you will use it to learn 3D viewing, moving objects in 3D, creating 3D geometry, coloring, lighting, rendering, and animation.  It’s demanding computer work, but the results will amaze you!  Best of all, Blender is free, so you can keep using it long after the camp is over. This camp will move through subject material quickly and is designed for those students who will enjoy a high-intensity creative experience. Be sure to bring a flash drive! NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMP! To register for this camp, please go to: https://apps.ideal-logic.com/stemacademy

OSU Summer Transportation Institute * Entering Grades 9-12 * August 17-21 * -9AM-4PM * N/C (Lunch Provided) * Have you ever wondered how transportation systems are planned, designed, constructed, operated, and maintained? Are you curious about how disruptive technologies such as connected and automated vehicles, ride sharing, big data analytics, and micro-mobility will change the way people and goods get around? In this camp, students will engage in a wide variety of hands on learning and field trips. Field trips may include a visit to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, site of a $25 million dollar rehabilitation project lead by the ODOT, time in the Driving and Bicycling Simulator Laboratory operating full scale driving, bicycling and heavy vehicles simulators. Hands on activities will include modules on the degradation of driver performance from distracted driving and training on how to generate meaningful outcomes from simple programing tasks. Note: This program has received substantive external funding from FHWA and ODOT and will be offered at no cost to participating students. ONLY Oregon residents are eligbile for this camp. Acceptance into this camp will depend on their application. The first step will be to complete the online registration for this camp, after which students will submit short answers to a few questions to be considered for acceptance. To register for this camp, please go to  https://tinyurl.com/OSU2020STI (this is different from the normal summer camp link).

Coming this Fall

Color Innovation Workshop * Grades 9-12 * November 14 * 1PM-4PM * $80 * Do you want to learn about color trends and forecasting, color symbolism, and color schemes in the design sphere?  People make decisions about purchasing products primarily based on product color. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn and apply color strategies that designers and marketers use to develop and promote products that consumers love.  Students will brainstorm color schemes and apply color theory to develop Mood Boards that focus on color and branding.

NW Cyber Camp 2020 * Grades 9-12 * October 10, 9:00AM-4:00PM (OSU Campus) * October 17, 10:00AM-3:00PM (OIT Willsonville, Transportation Provided) * $150 base price ($50 after $100 automatic discount thanks to generous donors) * Interested in learning more about the exciting field of Cybersecurity? Then sign up for a two-Saturday cyber competition! NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! Students will be taught all of the skills they need to compete. The first day will feature morning workshops to teach students a range of cyber skills (such as recon, password cracking, cryptography, and more!) and then students compete individually that afternoon. The following Saturday features a team game where students from all three sites come together in Wilsonville (transportation provided) to compete for the highest scoring team! Then students stay for a lunch where they get to hear from various colleges who offer cybersecurity programs and majors. Note: While the actual cost of the competition is $150, sponsors have provided funds to reduce the camp cost for all participants. Therefore, an automatic $100 discount will be applied at the time of registration for all participants.