Summer Camps

2018 Applications are Open!

All CS Department camps are free and held on NMSU’s main campus in Las Cruces.

The YWiC camps and CS Adventures camp will be held in Science Hall, the Verizon Innovative Learning program will be held in Science Hall, O’Donnell Hall, and the Engineering complex.

Verizon Innovative Learning Program for Boys

Summer 2018, School Year 2018-2019

For boys in middle school, rising into 6th – 8th grades. No cost to participate!

Summer Camp Info:

July 9 – 26, 2018, M-TH
9:00a-4:00p (times subject to change)

This program is designed to put technology into students’ hands and give them experience solving real world problems. This experience will teach boys to think like entrepreneurs and develop skills needed for success in jobs of the future. Each student will utilize Android devices to build projects, design apps, and create innovative solutions to social issues.

Applicants for the Verizon Innovative Learning Program should identify as minority male students from middle schools with an average of over 70% free and reduced lunch. The summer camp will include lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win prizes, plus swag.

We are working to provide transportation to students from the Anthony, NM area.

This program will continue in the 2018-2019 school year, with weekly meetings at local middle schools and workshops at NMSU’s main campus one Saturday per month during the school year.

Apply today!

 

YWiC Summer Camp for Young Women in High School

June 4 – 15, 2018
1:00 – 4:30 PM

This two-week camp will be held Monday – Friday, 4 hours each day, for 30 HS young women who are NEW to YWiC summer intensives. Register today!

Join us to explore computer science through fun builds and learning to code! Computing skills will get you the job of your dreams someday, so join us this summer and celebrate your innate abilities for understanding how to help your neighbors, solve community issues, and discover your talents for integrating technologies.

This is not an introduction to computers camp, but a walk with programming, computational thinking, and new technologies. Young women will explore Arduino microprocessors using Lilypads, learn Python, explore Cybersecurity and Encryption, build robots, and master drag-n-drop programming through game design. Join us!

YWiC Alum Camp for High School

Three 1-week sessions!

All 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

June 4 – 8, 2018

June11 – 15, 2018

June 18 – 22, 2018

Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 sessions.

Have an idea for a build? Want to create a personal masterpiece? We are here to help! Register today!

If you have previously participated in a YWiC summer intensive, we want you to explore your imagination and challenge yourself on a self-guided tour! You will have access to available materials, computers, building components, robotic kits, instructors, classrooms, labs, and faculty members. Our team will walk with you as you take the lead and turn your ideas into completed projects!

This intensive is open to 30 HS young women who have previously participated in a YWiC summer program, and want to earn a weekly stipend as you create something new! Stipend requirements include completing a full build within the one-week session, and presenting a complete project during the Showcase held each Friday.

Spend one, two, or three weeks with us in June, and dive into CS on your terms. Join us!

CS Adventures Camp

June 18 – 29, 2018
1:00 – 4:30 PM

For 30 high school students, co-gender. Register here!

Join this fun and elite computer camp, and become a creator of new technologies and programming! Explore Arduino microprocessors, Galileo development boards, Smart Grid Technologies, and learn Python, C, and more. This camp provides a broad foundation for computer science, to empower our area high school students in CS and computational thinking.

Acceptance into this program will be based on answers provided on the application, the availability of the student applicant to participate in the full two weeks of the program, plus targeted regional, gender, and age distributions.  Join us!

YWiC Summer Camp for Middle School girls

July 9 – 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

No cost to participate! This session is currently at capacity. Apply for the waitlist today!

Are you ready to create, build and learn programming in a fun and friendly environment? Computer Science projects will include Game Design, Robotics, CyberSecurity and Encryption, plus Modeling and Simulation!

This is not an introduction to computers camp, but a walk with programming, computational thinking, and new technologies.

This YWiC Summer Camp for girls is reserved for 30 new participants in middle school, rising into 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, to be held Monday – Friday on the NMSU campus in Science Hall. Camp will include lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win technology prizes, plus swag (bags, notepads, pens, etc.). Join us!

YWiC Summer Camp for Middle School past participants

July 9 – 20, 2018
1:00 – 4:30 PM

For girls in middle school who have previously completed a YWiC Summer Intensive

No cost to participate! Apply today!

Are you ready to create, build and learn programming in a fun and friendly environment? Computer Science projects will include using Arduino boards, Robotics, CyberSecurity and Encryption, plus Modeling and Simulation!

This YWiC Summer Camp for girls is reserved for 30 previous YWiC participants in middle school, rising into 7th and 8th grades. Camp will include lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win technology prizes, plus swag (bags, notepads, pens, etc.). Apply today!


Santa Fe Project YoGUT-C (YOung women Growing Up Thinking Computationally), co-sponsored by NMSU CS

A day camp for young women in 9-12 grades held in Santa Fe. No cost to participate!


Young Women in Computing (YWiC)
Resource Site

The Young Women in Computing (YWiC) resource site provides example activities, curriculum, and other resources for other enthusiastic group who might want to organize outreach activities in their local communities.

For more information, visit the YWiC website at http://ywic.nmsu.edu; follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nmsuYWIC or twitter at https://twitter.com/YWiC_NMSU; or email NMSU CS Outreach at cgraham (at) cs.nmsu.edu.

CS Professional Development: Designed for teachers in mid and high school, and the hero’s teaching UK12 DISSECT initiatives, Computer Science, AP CS Principles, etc., and those interested in broadening their coding expertise!