CS A-Z will be held at Marshall University between July 11th - 13th, 2022 for high school students. With this camp, students will discover the fun nature of Computer Science while making new friends! We provide various computer science-related activities, including building and programming robots, robotics simulation, machine learning, computer security, developing a mobile app without coding, flying drones, creating music using Sonic Pi, writing a program, meeting scientists, and more. However, the primary focus of this camp will be "Programming and Cybersecurity." Due to the Covid-19, the activities will be virtual on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
The Purpose of the CS A-Z camp is to promote interest in computer science and cybersecurity and help students understand how computers work and benefit our everyday lives. Students will also learn how to solve problems with computing and programming. The CS A-Z camp will provide many fun-filled, hands-on activities that students will enjoy while learning the science behind computing.
Parents are responsible for registering students and assuring students have the appropriate computer and reliable Internet for the virtual camp. To join the CS A-Z camp, parents should also sign the terms and conditions agreement of Marshall University and the Department of Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering before the first day of the camp. The agreement can be submitted online by visiting this link. Please make sure the email address is accurate because the Zoom link will be sent to the students over this email address. Parents are also welcome to attend the introduction session of the program over Zoom! The Zoom link will be sent to the student email one day before the camp.
Requirements are a computer with Windows OS or MAC OS (No Chromebook, Tablet, or Smartphone), reliable Internet for streaming, and Zoom App for virtual meetings.
|For three days||From Monday to Wednesday||9:00 AM - 12:00 PM||$50.00|
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By its nature, the study of robotics inherently incorporates all four pillars of STEM. One of the best ways to instill a lifelong interest in STEM education, which include the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is to provide fun, engaging, and hands-on opportunities for students to explore and experience for themselves. Students will work in groups of two, three or four according to the activity type. https://www.vexrobotics.com
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc. https://www.oculus.com/rift/ . Additionally, Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer that lets users engage with digital content and interact with holograms in the world around them. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens.
Leap Motion, Inc. is an U.S. based company that manufactures and markets a computer hardware sensor device that supports hand and finger motions as controllers (similar to a mouse), but requires no hand contact or touching! https://www.leapmotion.com/.
Sonic Pi is an open-source programming environment that was developed and designed to explore and teach programming concepts through the process of creating new sounds. This environment emphasizes the importance of creativity in the learning process, and gives users control to turn their sonic ideas into reality.
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What are the daily start and end times?
Daily start time is 9:00 AM and end time is 12:00 PM. However, students can stay until 1:00 PM at most to finish their tasks.
Which building will the camp be held in?
It is virtual over Zoom.
Is lunch provided?
No, but students can have lunch only during break time if they need to. Lunch or snacks are not allowed during the activities over Zoom.
Who will be teaching the activities?
Faculties of Department of Computer Science at Marshall University teach various main activities. During the practice, Computer Science students will help the attendees.
Is academic credit available for high school students?
No. However, it is planning for the future.
Agreement and online submission can be reached by using this link.
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