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Want to develop leadership skills, complete a design project, or understand how Google Maps work? If you’re interested in technology, business, architecture, science, engineering, or computers, you’ll find plenty to keep you both busy and excited at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) summer camp programs for high school students!


Biology Summer Program

Find out where a career in biology can take you! Illinois Tech alumni, faculty, and experts in fields including research, industry, education, and health will show the way. Hands-on lab experience will include recombinant DNA technology techniques, bioinformatics, and analyzing microorganisms.
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Computational Science Course

High school students interested in science, math, and computation will learn about these topics in exciting and unconventional ways by enrolling in IIT's new Computational Science course for high school students.
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Computer Discovery Camp

The Illinois Tech Computer Discovery Camp engages students in hands-on activities that help to develop spatial visualization and problem-solving skills. They will learn introductory computing skills using Scratch and LEGO Mindstorms.
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Exelon Summer Institute (For Admitted Students)

The program is built around the concept of creating a community of learners in the areas of math, physics, chemistry, writing and computer skills. Student teaching teams interact with new students while faculty members conduct specialized lectures and field trips.
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Experiment in Architecture

Looking to the future, you may be interested in IIT’s summer architecture program: Experiment in Architecture. This two-week residential program is designed to introduce high school students to the profession of architecture.
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Experiment in Landscape Architecture

Looking to the future, you may be interested in IIT’s summer landscape architecture program: Experiment in Landscape Architecture. This one-week commuter program is designed to introduce high school students to the profession of landscape architecture.
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Explore in Architecture and Engineering

The Explore Architecture and Engineering summer program is designed to introduce high school students to the allied professions of architecture and engineering, two rich and diverse fields that incorporate technology, design, sustainability, sciences and the arts.
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Freelance Coder Camp

The Freelance Coder Camp is a unique opportunity to creatively learn the business of becoming a successful freelance computer coder and gain entrepreneurial skills that could lead to earning supplemental income for college.
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Learning from the City: Politics, Economy, and Culture

Come to Illinois Tech this summer to learn about Chicago’s role as a “global city”. Through readings, lectures and field trips to local neighborhoods, you will get beneath the surface of every day events to learn more about how the city works.
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Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers apply math and science to improve our health and lives through advances such as artificial organ development, sophisticated robot-operated surgical equipment, advanced medical imaging that can identify microscopic tumors, and deep brain stimulators to stop epileptic seizures.
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Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Computers have revolutionized our way of life in many aspects. In engineering design, computers have provided us with a tool with nearly unlimited potentials. Computer-aided design (CAD) deals with a variety of topics including creating simple drawings to 3D visualization of engineering design.
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Introduction to Engineering and Fabrication Studio

In the first week, students will learn what biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineers do in their jobs through speakers and hands-on activities. Students will use Arduinos and 3D printers will explore areas of engineering in greater depth and see how math and science provides a basis for technology innovation. In the second week, students can apply their skills and explore several design and fabrication techniques. The fundamentals of CAD software will be covered with an emphasis on producing functional components.
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Introduction to Robotics

Whether it be in manufacturing, medicine, or your very own home, robots are everywhere! New strides in robotics are being made every day thanks to innovative engineers. This is the course to discover this ever expanding field of engineering.
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Introduction to Microcontrollers and automation

What do drones, thermostats and Wii systems have in common? They all need to take measurements from their environment and apply programmed logic in order to fly in the correct direction, keep the temperature of a room comfortable, and accurately capture your movements to win a game. Engineers across all disciplines use automated systems to control everyday devices, whole manufacturing plants, and the environment around us.
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NxtGen Tech Program

nxtGEN courses offer a glimpse of the future of the internet, computing, programming, networking, and the next wave of emerging technologies. Courses are hands-on and involve interactive projects with instruction from IIT faculty.
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Pre-College Transportation Engineering (PRETRANS) Program

PreTrans is a program to help you learn all about engineering and how you, too, can become an engineer. PreTrans is especially geared toward minority and female high school students. We hope that your curiosity and enthusiasm will inspire discovery!
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Pre-Collegiate IPRO: The Big Data Visualization Institute

The Big Data Visualization Institute is a seven-day summer program in July 2018 for Chicago high school students to learn about big data sets and creative ways to express the patterns of information to make decisions.
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Psychology Summer Program

The program is a learning experience designed to help students make the connection between psychological and human behavior in everyday life. Students will acquire a broad array about psychological principles throughout the human lifespan.
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Research Methods Course for High School Students

Learn about university-level research from Illinois Tech’s experienced academic librarians. Discover advanced research skills—from how to access information efficiently to the ethical use of information—and develop a solid foundation for lifelong scholarly work.
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Summer Prelaw Institute

Students will experience what law school classes are like, learn about different legal practice areas, and explore the fundamentals of both civil and criminal law.
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