2019 High School Summer Camps

To register for our programs, please go to: https://apps.ideal-logic.com/stemacademy

Raspberry Pi Camp * Entering Grades 9-12  * June 19 & 20 * 10am-3pm * $120 * Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. This camp provides a hands-on introduction to the computer hardware, operating system, and applications available on the Pi and uses it to explore basic Python programming. NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMP!

DNA Biology and Bioinformatics Camp (Basic) * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 8-12 * 9AM-NOON * $150 * Did you know that there are millions of DNA building blocks that encode for thousands of genes in the genome of all living organisms? How can scientists possibly study these vast stretches of DNA and genes to find genetic variation, gene function and their responses to signals from the environment? Scientists use biology experiments in a laboratory and perform queries and analyses on computers! This summer we invite you to come and explore the world of modern biology and learn how to examine the complexities of DNA. Through model-building, laboratory experiments and computer analyses – participants will gain basic understanding of biology, genetics, biotechnology and bioinformatics. Students will also learn some basic software programming tricks in the class. No prior programming skills required. NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMP!

NW Cyber Camp 2019 * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 15-19 * 8:30AM-4:00PM Monday-Thursday & 8:30AM-2:00PM Friday * $290 ($250 after automatic discount) * LUNCH IN DINING HALLS INCLUDED in price! * Interested in learning more about the exciting field of cybersecurity? Join us for 5 days to know more about how computers work, cyber threats, cybersecurity principles, cyber ethics, basic Windows security policies and tools, Ubuntu terminology and concepts, basic command line security and so much more. This camp is a part of the NW Cyber Camp happening simultaneously across multiple locations in Oregon. The program will include guest speakers with deep experience in cyber security technologies and careers, as well as cyber security educators. The program includes an optional evening networking reception in Willsonville on Thursday including industry sponsors and experts, where students and parents will have a chance to talk one-to-one with local cyber security professionals and businesses. FREE transportation to the reception for participants and family members will be available!  Note: While the actual cost of the camp is $290, generous donors have provided funds to reduce the camp cost for all participants.  Therefore, an automatic $40 discount will be applied at the time of registration for all participants.  In addition to the discount, there are additional needs-based scholarships funds that can be applied to the remaining $250.

“Blender” Computing Camp * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 22-26 * 9AM-NOON * $150 * 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 computing experience. Be sure to bring a flash drive! NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMP!

Processing Camp * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 22-24 * 1-4PM * $120 * Have you ever wanted to learn to program a computer without a lot of the jargon and buzzwords? Have you especially wanted to use it for loops, swirls, colors, and painting? Well, then, this opportunity is for you!  This course is a non-threatening introduction to programming a computer for all-things-visual.  We will learn to program in a simple "real language" called Processing (http://www.processing.org).  We will use it for both 2D and 3D.  We will use it for static pictures, painting, and animation. Programming this way will be fun, creative, and will have a beauty that will surprise you! NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMP!

NEW: Drones & Lego Robotics Camp * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 29-Aug 2 * 9AM-NOON * $150 * Use the Lego EV3 platform and drones to build and program a Mindstorms EV3 robot in an environment of cooperation! Work in teams to help each other become better designers and programmers and learn about the exciting future of robotics and droning. Camp will accommodate a variety of skill levels, from beginning to advanced. Drones are safe for users of all levels.

Web Design Camp * Entering Grades 9-12  * August 5-9 * 9AM-NOON * $150 * Web development has come a long way in the past 25 years! In this camp you'll be given an introduction into what it takes to build interactive web sites in 2019 and where you might fit in! Do you enjoy art and creativity? Come learn what it means to be a "Front End" developer, with a focus on design and user interactions. Would you enjoy diving deep into code and creating specialized logic that reads from a database and powers functionality in apps? You can learn about "Back End" developers and how they do what they do. If you, instead, want to know how web sites and apps are hosted in the cloud and how apps are launched and maintained, that's the job of a "Dev Ops" engineer. We'll talk about this role as well. In this industry, you can see there are many options! Through a review of the three major areas of the industry, some study of real life examples, as well as hands-on coding and practice deploying apps, this camp will offer you the opportunity to see where your best fit is for your own future in web design and development. NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMP!