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Computer Discovery Camp

The Illinois Tech Computer Discovery Camp is a two-week camp (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.) that engages pre-collegiate 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 “Lights, Action!!”. The campers will build a Lego Mindstorm (EV3) robot and program it to respond to color and light. The students will also learn to create an ‘assistant’ that responds to light using an Arduino. Participants with prior experience will be grouped accordingly. This summer we are offering 2 sessions; both sessions will offer the same curriculum.

Currently at maximum capacity (2018 Discovery Camp is full)


Middle-school girls entering grades 7 – 9 in Fall 2018 or a returning student of any grade level


Session 1: July 9-19, 2018; Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session Full: Session 2: July 30-Aug. 9, 2018; Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Daily Schedule

9 a.m.–Arrival
Morning Session I
Fruit Break (provided)
Morning Session II
Lunch (provided)
Afternoon Session
2 p.m.–Dismissal


$75 with a limited number of scholarships available for need-based students


Illinois Tech Mies (Main) Campus in Chicago - location to be announced


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