2017 Alabama Computer Science Summer Camp
The University of Alabama Department of Computer Science within the College of Engineering has hosted a series of Computer Science camps each summer.
For Summer 2017, we will offer one week of camps (commuter or residential dorm) for high school students (rising 10th through 12th graders). Students will be taught multiple topics of Computer Science while learning to program a computer in several exciting contexts using the Java programming language. The Computer Science camps are taught by UA Computer Science faculty in a manner that encourages self-exploration across multiple projects.
To apply for the 2017 camp, please click here. We will send out first-round invitations on April 21, and then continue to accept applications until the camp is full.
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 2017). We are not able to offer a middle school camp this summer due to teacher training workshops.
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 Tuscaloosa area 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 if that is preferred.
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 35 students per week; please apply early!
Camp fees for the whole week are $350 for commuting students (5 lunches, camp instruction, and tshirt), and $600 for dorm students (14 meals, 5 nights lodging, camp instruction, and tshirt).
Below are the topics covered in each of the camps:
- July 10-14, 2017: High School Week 1 - Introduction to Programming with Java
Other Events in the Department: 2017 Robotics Competition
On April 8, 2017, the Department of Computer Science will host our annual robotics competition for all Alabama schools across all grade levels. More information about the 2017 Robotics Competition is available here.
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for providing support to the Computer Science Summer Camps: