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Elementary STEM Camp

If you’re looking for ways to engage your child in new and exciting experiences this summer, you’ve got to check out our Harrisburg University STEM camps (science, technology, engineering and math).

There is nothing quite like them! Kids imagine, collaborate, explore and create, all while learning super cool STEM skills that will help them in school and in life.

This camp is for students entering 3rd – 5th grade.

Instructor | Karma Pace
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

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June 10 – 14th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $125 | Non-credit


Girls STEM Exploration

Summer STEM camps provide girls with an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

For girls new to STEM, summer programs provide a fun way to explore unfamiliar subjects—potentially discovering new areas of interest. For girls already interested in STEM, these camps build on existing interests or knowledge. Experiences such as these effectively encourage and inspire the next generation of female STEM professionals. Even if your daughter decides upon a different career path, providing her with the opportunity to sample from the STEM smorgasbord is invaluable.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructor | Karma Pace
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

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June 17 – 21st, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $150 | Non-credit


Raspberry Pi

In the Raspberry Pi Camp, students will engage in computer science topics utilizing the power of programming. The Raspberry Pi Computer platform will enable the students to learn how to manipulate aspects of a favorite video game called Minecraft through the use introductory programming techniques.

The best aspect of the camp is students will completely construct their own Raspberry Pi computer to bring home. Through these activities, students will learn an introduction to computer science and Python programming language to use with their new RPi Computer. The students will build and program their own Kano Complete Computer Kit. At the end of the week each student will take their computer home with them.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructors | Jonathan Korn, Victoria Brame and Holly LeMaster
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

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June 17 – 21st, 2019, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Cost: $399 | Non-credit


Lego Robotics I: Your own Robotic Manufacturing Company

In this camp, you will organize your own Robotic Manufacturing Company. Your company will have a designing, engineering, building and programming department.

The LEGO robotics kit will provide us with the blueprints, sensors and parts that we need. You will design, engineer and wire the Lego robotic manufacturing arm. As the owner of the company, you will learn how to organize each department, set a vision, assign responsibility, appreciate finance and understand profitability.

This camp is for students entering 6th – 8th grade.

Instructor | HU Instructor
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

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June 24 – 28th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $175 | Non-credit


Game Development and Virtual Reality Lab

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of game development by creating a virtual reality game.

You will learn programming logic using a visual scripting system, build games from start to finish, practice game design principles with engaging activities, and develop essential real-world skills and creativity.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructor | Charles Palmer
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

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June 24 – 28th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $299 | Non-credit


Special Topics in Biotechnology: Emerging Medical Technologies

Did you ever wonder how doctors diagnose Strep throat in minutes? How the antibiotic you swallow works to treat infections? How can a drop of blood help diabetic patients?

Healthcare is being 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.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructor | Leena Pattarkine
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

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July 8 – 12th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Cost: $125 ($200 if you sign up for both the AM and PM sessions of Biotechnology) | Non-credit


Exploring Nanobiotechnology

This is an introductory course to nanobiotechnology, which is the use of existing elements of natural systems to develop new technologies.

This discipline helps to indicate the merger of biological research with various fields of nanotechnology. This technical approach to biology allows scientists to imagine and create systems that can be used for biological research. Includes active learning experiences for students working in collaborative groups.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructor | Leena Pattarkine
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

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July 8 – 12th, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $125 ($200 if you sign up for both the AM and PM sessions of Biotechnology) | Non-credit


Coding the Matrix

“Do we live in the “Matrix”?” Through the use of linear algebra and developments in technology, scientists now believe they may have answered the question.

Students will come learn some practical applications of matrices and their application in Computer Science so that they can become one of the people trying to solve the truth about reality, aka “The Matrix”. The use of Python computer programming language will help students be able to learn and design they’re our own “Matrix” by building simple programs. Students will engage with computer science, mathematical practices, while unlocking the power of matrices.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructor | Chad Chu
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

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July 15 – 19th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $125 | Non-credit


Shark Tank for Young Entrepreneurs

Attendees of this camp, Aspiring Entrepreneurs, will pitch a promotional idea to a panel of mock investors, much like the TV show “Shark Tank”, but without the real money.

This camp will be 5 days in length: Day 1) Develop an idea, Day 2) Create a storyboard for a pitch, Day 3) Plan the sales pitch, Day 4) Shoot the 3-minute video, Day 5) Make your pitch! The panel will award investments to the most inspiring videos. Coaching, video equipment, and other resources will be available to attendees. The camp is intended to enhance communication skills, planning skills, and understanding of marketing and sales, as well as provide hands-on experience needed for starting a new private business.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructors | Stephen Penn and Pavlo Buryi
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

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July 22 – 26th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $150 | 1 credit


Advanced Lego® Robotics: Motion, Sensors, Visualization and Hololens

In this camp, you will design, engineer, build and program a LEGO robot as part of a team. We will explore what is motion design.

We will explore how sensors work and how to program the algorithms that use them. You will learn what is involved with wireless Bluetooth control protocols, simple machines, gears and load ratios. Then we will explore Vuforia, cutting edge camera recognition software for advance sensory input and the Microsoft Hololens, holographic computer and head-mounted display. All cool stuff.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructors | CISC Faculty and Staff
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

CISC 104-P1-SC
July 29th – August 2nd, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $175 | 1 credit


Video Game Design

This weeklong intensive program is an opportunity for high school students to share their enthusiasm for games with their peers and learn about the creative process of making video games. With no programming or previous coding experience required, students are introduced to the basics of games design, human-computer interaction, and prototyping.

This camp is centered around learning the science behind what makes games fun instead of frustrating, teaching students how to craft digital experiences instead of write code. Applying these design principles to their own working prototypes, students gain firsthand experience with the games design process used in the industry. At the end of the week, students will present their games for family and friends and leave camp with their very own playable video game. This camp provides students with a useful skill set for future entrance into university programs focused on games design, interactive media, human-computer interaction, and purposeful games.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructor | Ashley Rezvani
Location | Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

IMED 055-P2-SC
August 5 – 9th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $199 | Non-credit