HU_2016_SummerExplorationCamp Images5Do you like to fix things, make things, or understand how things work by taking them apart? Wouldn’t it be great if you could earn college credit while having fun exploring your passion? If you’re in high school, the Summer Exploration Camps are the perfect opportunity to earn college credit and have fun.

Each of the Harrisburg University Summer Exploration Camps takes a unique look at a field of science or technology, or the business of science and technology. While learning is the key goal for these day camps, you’ll be surprised how much fun you can have letting your imagination run wild with the potential inventions, technologies, or scientific issues you can explore. Plus many of these non-residential camps allow you to earn college credits.

These camps are for incoming high school students through high school seniors. All the camps are day camps. Registration for these camps closes 30 days prior to the start of each camp.

 

BTEC 102-0nanobiotech1: Exploring Nanobiotechnology
Credits:
1
Instructor: Dr. Leena Pattarkine
When: June 19-23, 2017, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $99
Description: This is an introductory course to nanobiotechnology, which is the use of existing elements of natural systems to develop new technologies. The concepts of how nano-structures are characterized are defined and a review is conducted of the applications of new technology.  Includes active learning experiences. Click to Apply

 

BTEC 102-02-S : Exploring Nanobiotechnology
Credits:
1
Instructor: Dr. Leena Pattarkine
When: June 5-9, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00PM
Where: Carlisle Area High School – 623 W Penn Street, Carlisle PA 17013
Cost: $99
Description: This is an introductory course to nanobiotechnology, which is the use of existing elements of natural systems to develop new technologies. The concepts of how nano-structures are characterized are defined and a review is conducted of the applications of new technology.  Includes active learning experiences. Click to Apply

 

BTEC 10farm to fork4-01: Special Topics in Biotechnology: Farm to Fork
Credits:
1
Instructor: Dr. Leena Pattarkine
When: August 14-18, 2017, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $99
Description: Have you ever thought how Dannon or Activia brands sold in market relate to biotechnology?  Golden Rice is a variety of rice fortified with vitamin A. This was developed by plant biotechnologists to help kids from developing countries not have fatal diseases resulting from vitamin A deficiency. Every time you sprinkle the meat-tenderizer powder, do you know you are using biotechnology? The powder contains an ingredient that softens the meat that is made using biotechnology. Food producers use Food Biotechnology to produce new products with desirable characteristics such as disease and drought-resistant plants, leaner meat, enhanced flavors, and nutritional quality of foods.  If you find these topics interesting, then you should come and learn about this exciting field of applied science called Food Biotechnology in this fun-filled summer course. Click to Apply

 

BTEC 104-02: Special Topics in Biotechnology- Emerging Medical Biotechnologies
Credits:
1
Instructemergin technologiesor: Dr. Leena Pattarkine
When: August 7-11, 2017, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg Academy, Camp Hill, PA
Cost: $99
Description: Did you ever wondered how doctors diagnose Strep throat in minutes? How the antibiotic you swallow does works to treat infections? How can a drop of blood help diabetic patients? Healthcare is revolutionized due to new biomedical technologies. There are rapidly changing diagnostics for infectious diseases. Novel methods for diagnostics and medical imaging now allow detection of cancer in very early stages, even before the symptoms appear. Biomedical devices such as blood glucose monitoring systems or insulin patches have helped millions. Prosthetics and other biomedical devices are being redefined with new looks and mind-boggling functionalities. Pharma companies are buzzing with development of new drugs, novel drug packaging, targeted drug delivery, and so on. Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering is making significant progress as well.

If you are interested in making a career in healthcare, whether in medicine, pharma or any healthcare-allied fields such as biomedical devices or instrumentation, then this summer course is something you do not want to miss.Click to Apply

 

BTEC 104-03: Special Topics in Biotechnology- Emerging Medical Biotechnologies
Credits:
1

Instructor: Dr. Leena Pattarkine
When: June 12-16, 2017, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $99
Description: Did you ever wondered how doctors diagnose Strep throat in minutes? How the antibiotic you swallow does works to treat infections? How can a drop of blood help diabetic patients? Healthcare is revolutionized due to new biomedical technologies. There are rapidly changing diagnostics for infectious diseases. Novel methods for diagnostics and medical imaging now allow detection of cancer in very early stages, even before the symptoms appear. Biomedical devices such as blood glucose monitoring systems or insulin patches have helped millions. Prosthetics and other biomedical devices are being redefined with new looks and mind-boggling functionalities. Pharma companies are buzzing with development of new drugs, novel drug packaging, targeted drug delivery, and so on. Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering is making significant progress as well.  If you are interested in making a career in healthcare, whether in medicine, pharma or any healthcare-allied fields such as biomedical devices or instrumentation, then this summer course is something you do not want to miss. Click to Apply

 

CISC 051-01: Web App Camp
Credits:
N/C
Instructors: Dr. Majid Shaalan, Mina Gabriel and Chad Chu
When: June 26- 30, 2017, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $125
Description: The camp teaches students how to design, implement, test, debug and publish web applications. Students will learn how to take their innovative ideas from conception to the web market through a series of hands-on programming activities and group projects. Students will be introduced to the ASP.NET and web application development to work on some interesting topics including: creating a password protected website with registration and log on capabilities; using Web Administration Tool to specify which parts of a website are password protected; using ASP.NET to quickly and easily improve the user experience for your web application, giving them responsiveness comparable to that of desktop applications. Click to Apply

 

CISC 052-01: Bioinformatics Camp
Credits:
N/C
Instructors: Dr. Majid Shaalan, Mina Gabriel and Chad Chu
When: July 24- 28, 2017; 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $125
Description: The bioinformatics camp is designed to introduce the topics, and current issues in bioinformatics, as well as help students to gain the skills necessary to the discipline bioinformatics.  The camp is designed for high school students who want an introduction to the language of molecular biology and to the computational aspects in the field of biology.  The camp introduces the computer programming and algorithm development to solve problems in biology including, gaining an understanding of the software tools used in labs, research techniques using molecular biology methods, survey of algorithms and methods in bioinformatics and computational biology. Students will gain familiarity with computational methods in order to address problems in molecular biology, and become knowledgeable about the storage, retrieval, sharing and use of biological data, information, and tools. Click to Apply

 

CISC 053-01: Rediscovering Math with Python
Credits: N/C
Instructors: Dr. Majid Shaalan, Mina Gabriel and Chad Chu
When: July 31- August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $125
Description: Rediscovering Mathematics camp addresses the question of how best to teach and study mathematics.  The camp attempts to bring the exciting and dynamic world of mathematics to high school students.  With so much focus today on how best to educate the new generation and make mathematics less rote and more interactive, this camp is an eye-opening experience for many students who suffered with dull math teachers and curricula. Rediscovering Mathematics is an eclectic collection of mathematical topics and puzzles aimed at talented youngsters who want to expand their view of mathematics. By focusing on problem solving, and discouraging rote memorization, the camp shows how to learn and teach mathematics through investigation, experimentation, and discovery.  Click to Apply

 

CISC 101-01: Lelego roboticsgo Robotics I: Exploring Lego Robotics
Credits: 2
Instructor: Glenn Williams
When: July 17- 21, 2017, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $175
Description: In this camp, you will design, engineer, build and program a LEGO robot. You will work as part of a team. The LEGO robotics kit will provide us with the blueprints, sensors a
nd parts that we need. You will design, engineer and wire the solar power plant. You will learn what is involved with solar powered systems. Click to Apply

CISC 101-02-S: Lego Robotics I: Exploring Lego Robotics 
Instructor: Glenn Williams
Credits: 2
When: July 10 – 14, 2017, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Where: Carlisle Area High School – 623 W Penn Street, Carlisle PA 17013
Cost: $175
Description:
In this camp, you will design, engineer, build and program a LEGO robot. You will work as part of a team. The LEGO robotics kit will provide us with the blueprints, sensors a nd parts that we need. You will design, engineer and wire the solar power plant. You will learn what is involved with solar powered systems.  Click to Apply

CISC 102-01: Advanced Lego Robotics: Motion, Sensors and Visualization

Credits: 2
Instructor: Glenn Williams
When: July 31- August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $175
Description: In this camp, you will design, engineer, build and program a LEGO robot. You will work as part of a team. The LEGO robotics kit will provide us with the blueprints, sensors and parts we need to explore.  We will explore what is motion design and how to program our Lego robotic machine to use it.  We will explore how sensors work and how to program the algorithms that use them.  We will also explore Vuforia, an Augmented Software Development Kit to enable the creation of Augmented Reality Applications.  Click to Apply

FORS 050-01: Forensic Science  (THIS CAMP IS FULL AND NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS)
Credits:
N/C
Instructor: Dr. Robert Furey
When: July 17- 21, 2017, 9:00- 5:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $125
Description: T1459533401_tmp_HU_Forensics_Imagehis non-credit camp will introduce students in grades 9 – 12 different subfields of forensic science through interactive labs, guest speakers, and discussions with current students and faculty. Interactive labs will be comprised of identifying insects at a crime scene using forensic entomology; identifying skeletal remains using forensic anthropology; analyzing evidence in the laboratory (serology, toxicology, etc.); processing the crime through the analysis of a crime scene and comparative sciences (fingerprinting, ballistics, etc.); and interrogating suspects to identify those responsible of the crime. At the end of this non-credit camp, students will be able to network with existing students, faculty, and staff who will assist in answering any questions the students may have about getting involved in the field of forensic science.

 

 

GSTC 101-01: Drone Camp I- Exploring Geospatial Technology  THIS CAMP IS FULL!
Credits:
1
Instructor: Albert Drone CampSarvis and Sarah Fuhrmeister
When: July 10- 14, 2017, 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $99
Description: This program involves hands on training on the flying, responsible use and many practical applications of the technology to agriculture. Students will learn how to plan missions, collect aerial images and create custom maps using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) technologies. Particular attention is  paid to how drones provide the ability to create highly accurate aerial photos and maps with GPS and GIS software.  Students will learn how these aerial photos and maps can be used for environmental monitoring, time sensitive event mapping and vegetation analysis.”  THIS CAMP IS FULL

GSTC 101-02-S: Drone Camp I – Exploring Geospatial Technology
Instructor:
Albert Sarvis
When: July 24-26, 2017
Where: Carlisle Area High School – 623 W Penn Street, Carlisle PA 17013
Alternative schedule:
7/24/17 – 8:30am to 4:00pm
7/25/17 – 8:30am to 4:00pm
7/26/17 – 8:30am to 12:00pm
Cost: $99
Description: This program involves hands on training on the flying, responsible use and many practical applications of the technology to agriculture. Students will learn how to plan missions, collect aerial images and create custom maps using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) technologies. Particular attention is  paid to how drones provide the ability to create highly accurate aerial photos and maps with GPS and GIS software.  Students will learn how these aerial photos and maps can be used for environmental monitoring, time sensitive event mapping and vegetation analysis.”  Click to Apply

GSTC 102-01: Drone Camp II- Advanced Exploration of Geospatial Technology
Credits:
1
Instructor: Albert Sarvis and Sarah Fuhrmeister
When: July 17- 21, 2017, 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $99
Description: Drone Camp 2 will extend the skills developed in Drone Camp 1 through the use of more advanced GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing tools.  The focus of this camp will be on completing an applied project where multiple tools and techniques are to solve a specific problem.  This group project focuses on the use of near-infrared drone imagery for analyzing agricultural crop health. Click to Apply

 

IMED 051-01: Exploring Video Game Development
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Credits:
N/C
Instructor: Anthony Ortega
When: June 19-30 (Including Saturday, June 24), 2017,  9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $299
Description: The Summer Game Academy is an intensive summer program designed to introduce passionate young game designers and developers to the methods and processes used by professional game makers throughout the world. The program focuses on all aspects of the creative process from ideation to problem solving to delivery. Students will develop skills and strategies to prepare them for a future in the digital media industry.

Students who are entering, attending, or just graduating high school wishing to expand their artistic or programming skills should attend this unique program. The Summer Game Academy is an immersive experience designed for high school students interested in video games, interactive simulations, new media, and/or the digital arts.  Although the same price as the one-week camp, this camp has a more advanced game engine and longer game development time.  Click to Apply

 

IMED 051-02: Exploring Video Game Development
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Credits:
N/C
Instructor: Anthony Ortega
When: July 10-14, 2017, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg University
Cost: $299
Description: The Summer Game Academy is an intensive summer program designed to introduce passionate young game designers and developers to the methods and processes used by professional game makers throughout the world. The program focuses on all aspects of the creative process from ideation to problem solving to delivery. Students will develop skills and strategies to prepare them for a future in the digital media industry.

Students who are entering, attending, or just graduating high school wishing to expand their artistic or programming skills should attend this unique program. The Summer Game Academy is an immersive experience designed for high school students interested in video games, interactive simulations, new media, and/or the digital arts.  Click to Apply

 

 

IMED 051-03: Exploring Video Game Development
Credits:
N/C

When: TBD,
Where: Philadelphia location TBD
Cost: $299
Description:
The Summer Game Academy is an intensive summer program designed to introduce passionate young game designers and developers to the methods and processes used by professional game makers throughout the world. The program focuses on all aspects of the creative process from ideation to problem solving to delivery. Students will develop skills and strategies to prepare them for a future in the digital media industry.

Students who are entering, attending, or just graduating high school wishing to expand their artistic or programming skills should attend this unique program. The Summer Game Academy is an immersive experience designed for high school students interested in video games, interactive simulations, new media, and/or the digital arts. Click to Apply

 

Middle School Summer Exploration Camp:  3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) is one of the fastest growing STEM fields. Students will explore this field by learning how to design, prototype, build and test 3d printed parts using the latest software and hardware. This activity is for beginners but it provides a building block for learning about rapid product development, fast prototyping and careers such as industrial design, manufacturing, and human factors.

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Where: Harrisburg University
When: July 31st, 2017 to August 4th, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $150 for current Girl Scout Members

$165 for non-Girl Scout Members ($15 towards membership fee for Girl Scouts) – please check on the link below to register for the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY (ENTERING 6TH, 7TH OR 8TH GRADE THIS COMING SCHOOL YEAR)

THIS WILL BE A FEMALE ONLY CAMP

This camp is sponsored by the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.

www.gshpa.org

 

 

For information on the camps or to sign up to receive updates, email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu