Texas Computer Science Camps

 
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science offers four very distinct residential summer camps for high school students. All camps offer a hands-on experience in learning computer science.

Category
Academic / Education Camps
Offered by
The University of Texas at Austin - Department of Computer Science
Website
https://www.cs.utexas.edu/outreach/camps
Food/drinks provided
No

Camp Session(s)

Jun 2-8, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
15 - 18
Eligibility
Only girls
Total available spots
10
Registration dates
Feb 8-Mar 12, 2019
Session name
First Bytes Summer Camp
Session info
First Bytes Summer Camp is a free, one-week residential camp program for high school girls that will be occurring twice in 2019. It is designed to dispel myths about computer science and intrigue young women with the potential of computing and the excitement of problem solving. You must be a Texas resident to apply.

Through First Bytes You Can:
* See how computers solve real-world problems in medicine, the arts, and more.
* Use your problem-solving and reasoning skills to explore real computer science.
* Get hands-on programming experience and feel the thrill of getting a computer to do what you tell it to do.
* Visiting research labs and learning abut the newest technology.
* Work in a team.
* Find out about the wide variety of jobs you can have as a computer scientist.
* Enjoy a taste of university life and,
* Have a week of computer science fun!

Accepted applicants will be housed on campus in one of our housing complexes. Counselor to camper ratios will be maintained at 1:10.

Eligibility Requirements:
You must be female.
You must be a high school student entering your junior or senior year in fall 2019.
You must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (80 out of 100) or higher.
You must be a Texas resident.
Location(s)
2317 Speedway, Stop D9500
Austin, TX 78712


Jun 23-29, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
15 - 18
Total available spots
10
Registration dates
Feb 8-Mar 13, 2019
Session name
Code Longhorn
Session info
Code Longhorn is a free, one-week residential camp program for high school students (boys and girls), especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field of computer science. It is designed to dispel myths about computer science, intrigue students with the potential of computing and the excitement of problem solving. The camp includes team-building activities, educational sessions, and recreation.

Through Code Longhorn You Can:
* See how computers solve real-world problems in medicine, the arts, and more.
* Use your problem-solving and reasoning skills to explore real computer science.
* Get hands-on programming experience and feel the thrill of getting a computer to do what you tell it to do.
* Visit research labs and learning abut the newest technology.
* Work in a team.
* Find out about the wide variety of jobs you can have as a computer scientist.
* Enjoy a taste of university life and,
* Have a week of computer science fun!

Accepted applicants will be housed on campus in one of our housing complexes. Counselor to camper ratios will be maintained at 1:10.

Our sponsors will provide for ALL COSTS of the camp except travel to and from the UT Austin campus. Keep in mind parking on campus can be challenging and expensive. Parking expenses will not be covered.

A wait list will be developed for no-shows and cancellations.

Eligibility Requirements:
You must be a high school student entering your junior or senior year in fall 2019.
You must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (80 out of 100) or higher.
You must be a Texas resident.
Location(s)
2317 Speedway, Stop D9500
Austin, TX 78712


Jul 14-20, 2019

Days
Every day
$1895.00
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
15 - 18
Total available spots
60
Session name
Cybersecurity Camp
Session info
How do hackers gain access to your email, social media, and bank accounts? How anonymous are online activities? At Texas Computer Science Hacking and Security summer camp, you’ll learn about real-world security and privacy. Learn the techniques black hat hackers and even governments use to explore networks, gain control of computers, and steal money and identities. Armed with this knowledge, learn how to protect your computers, phones, accounts, and privacy. This is a hands-on camp that will use real-world tools and techniques to understand the vulnerabilities and countermeasures for current security and privacy exposures.

What will we be doing?
* With hands on the keyboard, we’ll find the online presence of a company, entity, or person using public searches
* Using common (and free) hacking and security tools, we’ll find the computers, services, and vulnerabilities on a network
* We’ll learn how to crack wireless networks and view data in transit
* We’ll crack passwords and gain access to remote systems
* We’ll learn how easy it is to pierce the veil of anonymity online
* We’ll learn the best ways to use and configure our email, Snapchat, and other social media platforms to protect our data and privacy

Do I need prior programming experience?
No programming knowledge is necessary, but you should have experience with email and social media, plus an innate curiousity about how things work. Ideally you've been involved with some technology projects or hobbies such as drones, robotics, Raspberry Pi, a web server, or creating applications.
Location(s)
2317 Speedway, Stop D9500
Austin, TX 78712


Jul 28-Aug 3, 2019

Days
Every day
$1895.00
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
15 - 18
Session name
Robotics Camp
Session info
Remember when self-driving cars and robots only appeared in the movies? These are no longer just ideas waiting to happen. The future is now! At the Texas Computer Science Robotics summer camp, you’ll work with this exciting technology, building a robot from the ground up and learning about artificial intelligence and its applications. You’ll see 3-D printers, hear from faculty and industry who are inventing the future and meet other like-minded students like yourself who want to change the world one byte at a time. There’s never been a better time to immerse yourself in the world of computer science and learn what Texas Computer Science has to offer.

What will we be doing?
* Working with a team to assemble and program the Bot’n Roll One A robot and participate in various matches and games.
* Hearing about cool new technologies from professors and other students.
* Meeting industry professionals from top tech companies.
* Learning about future internship and career opportunities.
* Meeting with the UT admissions team and hearing about ways to make your UT college application stand out among the rest.
* Interacting with other students who enjoy technology as much as you do!
* During the evening, students will have a chance to play sports, watch movies, play games, learn to make mobile apps and work on their projects.
* Above all, having fun!

Do I have to have previous robotics or programming experience?
No experience? No problem! It is necessary to be curious and interested in programming, computer science and artificial intelligence.
Location(s)
2317 Speedway, Stop D9500
Austin, TX 78712

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