2016 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 in Summer 2016. The specific dates have not yet been determined.
A week-long middle school camp is available for commuting campers 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.
To express interest in the camp, please fill out the following form: 2016 Summer Camp Interest. We will contact you in February when application details are made known.
Camps are open to students from all parts of 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 2016). The middle school camps are open to rising 8th through 9th graders (i.e., those currently in 7th-8th grades during Spring 2016).
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 topics covered in each of the camps:
- Middle School Week 1: Game Programming with Scratch; Robotics
- High School Week 1:
Smartphone Programming (Android App Inventor) and Robotics
- High School Week 2: Introduction to Programming with Java
Other Events in the Department: 2016 Robotics Competition
On April 9, 2016, the Department of Computer Science will hosthosted our aAnnial robotics competition for all Alabama schools across all grade levels. More information about the 2016 Robotics Competition is available here.
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for providing support to the Summer Camps: