COMPUTER SCIENCE
ADVENTURE ZONE (CS A-Z)

INFORMATION ABOUT CS A-Z

Some pictures from previous summer camps...
  • 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.

Registration

Please check below for registration link, camp days and activities with fees per student.

Activity Day Time Fee
For three days From Monday to Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM $50.00

Week: July 11-13, 2022

  • Students: High School Students
  • Due Date for registration: June 24, 2022 by 5 PM.
  • Click here to register
  • Only Zelle transfer is accepted for payment, and the availability of need-based financial assistance is limited.

Activities

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Building Robots

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

Virtual Reality

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

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/.

Flying Drones

Unmanned drones come in a wide variety of sizes and have two parts; the drone itself and the control system. Large drones are mostly used for military purposes, while smaller, consumer level drones can be launched by hand and used for taking aerial pictures and video.

Finch Robot

The Finch is a robot specifically for computer science education. Its design is the result of a four year study at Carnegie Mellon's CREATE lab. It also offers an engaging introduction to the art of programming!

Mobile App Development

Mobile application development is software that is developed for mobile devices, such as a personal digital assistant (Siri) or other applications which can be used for managing day to day tasks.

Sonic Pi

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.

Internet of Things

One of the greatest technology revolutions is undoubtedly the Internet of Things (IoT). Due to the potential of IoT, daily objects (such as home appliances and vehicles) can be programmed into “smart devices” that collect and share data.

VIDEOS

2019 Summer Camp

2018 Summer Camp

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FAQ

  • 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 Link?
    Agreement and online submission can be reached by using this link.

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any question:
Ms. Hallie Evans: evans387@marshall.edu
Dr. Husnu Narman: narman@marshall.edu (304) 696-5829