Department of Computer Science

IIT COMPUTER DISCOVERY CAMP

The Illinois Tech Computer Discovery Camp is a two-week camp (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.) that engages students in hands-on activities to help develop spatial visualization and problem-solving skills. The purpose of the camp is to stimulate interest in computers and to lay a foundation for careers in computer science (CS) and related disciplines. Each summer camp offers a different curriculum so students can continue to participate every summer.

This summer, the camp will be themed “Go Green!.” The campers will build a Lego Mindstorm (EV3) robot and program it to solve an environmental issue. The students will also be introduced to working with a database.  Participants with prior experience will be grouped accordingly. This summer we are again offering 2 sessions; both sessions will offer the same curriculum. 

ELIGIBILITY

Middle-school girls entering grades 7 – 9 in Fall 2019 or any returning student.

DATES

Session 1: July 8-18, 2019; Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session 2: July 29-Aug. 8, 2019; Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

DAILY SCHEDULE

9 a.m.–Check-in
Morning Session I
Snack Break (provided)
Morning Session II
Lunch (provided)
Afternoon Session
2 p.m.–Dismissal

COST

$75 per student: limited need-based scholarships

LOCATION

Mies (Main) Campus

Questions: computerdiscovery@iit.edu



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IIT COMPUTER DISCOVERY CLUB

The Illinois Tech Computer Discovery Club is a Saturday afternoon program designed for students who would like to continue learning about computer technology. The fall program is based on the summer curriculum. The spring program is based on the fall curriculum. The Club meets 4-5 Saturday afternoons each fall and spring semester. Students are grouped by experience.

ELIGIBILITY

Any student who has participated in a Computer Discovery Camp

DATES

Fall: 4 Saturday afternoons, dates TBA
Spring: 4 Saturday afternoons, dates TBA

COST

Fall Session: $25
Spring Session: $25

LOCATION

Mies Campus