2015 Alabama Summer Computer Camps
The University of Alabama Department of Computer Science within the College of Engineering will host a series of Computer Science camps from July 20th-31st, 2015.
A week-long middle school camp is available for commuting campers (cancelled for 2015) and two weeks of camps (commuter or residential dorm) are available for high school students. Students will be taught multiple topics of Computer Science while learning to program a computer in several exciting contexts (e.g., game programming and robotics at the middle school camps; and Java, robotics control and smartphone apps at the high school camps). The Computer Science camps are taught in a manner that encourages self-exploration across multiple projects.
First-round invitations will be sent out by May 4, 2015, and continuing untill all available seats are full. The application form is available here.
Camps are open to students from all parts of Alabama, the United States. We also welcome applications from international students. Previous camps hosted students from 17 states, as well as Hong Kong and Beijing.
The high school camps are offered to rising sophomores through seniors (i.e., those currently in 9th-11th grades during Spring 2015).
All camps are taught by UA faculty and staff in our College of Engineering labs.
Both commuter and dorm-based options are available. Those students from outside of the commuting range to Tuscaloosa may reside in our dorms throughout the week (high school camps only).
In the past, some parents have also stayed in local hotels with their children.
The camps begin at 9am and end at 3:30pm each day of the week. Students will be given an hour lunch break with planned social events for those staying in our dorms.
Seating restricted to 30 students per week; please apply early!
Below are the dates of the camps:
- Middle School Week 1 (cancelled for 2015): Game Programming with Scratch; Robotics
- High School Week 1 (July 20-24, 2015):
Smartphone Programming (Android App Inventor) and Robotics
- High School Week 2 (July 27-31, 2015): Introduction to Programming with Java
Other Events in the Department: 2015 Robotics Competition
On April 11, 2015, the Department of Computer Science hosted our Third Annial robotics competition for all Alabama schools across all grade levels. More information about the 2015 Robotics Competition is available here.
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for providing support to the Summer Camps: