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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 | Glenn Williams
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 10 – 14th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $175 | Non-credit


3D Modeling and Drone Camp: Exploring Geospatial Technology

3D Modeling: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) is one of the fastest growing STEM fields.

3D Modeling: 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.
Drone Camp: 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 for students entering 6th-8th grades. Steelton-Highspire School District students only.

Instructors | Albert Sarvis and Charles Palmer
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 10 – 14th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Drone) 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (3D) | Non-credit

This camp is funded by Steelton-Highspire School District and Harrisburg University through a grant from Arcelor-Mittal.


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 – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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


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 | Rachel Fogle
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 10 – 14th, 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 – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 17 – 21st, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $150 | 1 credit


Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a method of growing plants hydroponically by using waste water from aquaculture as the source of nutrients.

The Steelton-Highspire Aquaponics Greenhouse will serve as a living laboratory where students will explore biology, plant propagation, water chemistry, engineering design, and agricultural technology opportunities. In addition, students will visit a local aquaponics research greenhouse and an educational aquaponics lab.

This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade. Steelton-Highspire School District students only.

Instructor | Rachel Fogle
Location | Harrisburg University Aquaponics Greenhouse at Steelton-Highspire School District

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

This camp is funded by Harrisburg University through a grant from the Faile Foundation.


Harry Potter Wand – Coding Camp

Learn to program your magical coding wand and be a “Wizard” like in the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter. In this camp, students will be introduced to logic-based thinking concepts while developing programming skills to build magical spells to perform with their wands.

Through 70+ step by step challenges students can be engaged in coding exercises that give them the ability to perform magic all while learning logically coding techniques. They will learn to connect code blocks and see how the JavaScript code works in the background to create programs. Through the activities in this camp, students will be introduced to looping, logic, and variables and their magical uses. Students will leave this camp with their own Harry Potter Wand and a Fire Tablet.

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

Instructor | Jonathan Korn
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 17 – 21st, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $299 | Non-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.

Instructor | Glenn Williams
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

CISC 104-01-SC
June 17 – 21st, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $175 | 1 credit


Exploring Video Game Development (2 Week Camp)

This camp 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 Video Game Development Summer Exploration Camp is an immersive experience designed for high school students interested in video games, interactive simulations, new media, and/or the digital art.

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

Instructor | Anthony Ortega
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 17 – 21st and Jun 24 – 28th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $299 for both weeks | Non-credit


IT Academy

This camp will give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with computer hardware.

Students will learn about the components of computers, how they work together, and how to diagnose & repair issues with those parts. Students will revitalize old desktop computers by troubleshooting, repairing, and installing a new operating system. The goal is to teach students how to work through common computer issues and become informed technology consumers. The camp is suitable for total beginners and computer enthusiasts alike. Students will leave this camp with their own PC that they have worked on during the camp.

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

Instructor | Holly LeMaster
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 24 – 28th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $299 | 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 6th – 8th grade.

Instructor | Leena Pattarkine
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 24 – 28th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $125 ($200 if you sign up for both the AM and PM sessions of Biotechnology) | Non-credit


Special Topics in Biotechnology: Farm to Fork

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.

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

Instructor | Leena Pattarkine
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 24 – 28th, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | $125 ($200 if you sign up for both the AM and PM sessions of Biotechnology) | Non-credit


Esports

Esports in the past five years has exploded in popularity and viewership.
The goal of this one-of-a kind course will be to introduce an industry overview and learn about all things Esports. Explore career opportunities in Esports management, production and entertainment. Improve your skills in competitive teams under industry experts.

From seasoned veterans to brand new players, our Esports Program Director, Chad Smeltz (History Teacher) and Esports Head Coach, Joe Gramano (Central Time) will create a custom lesson plan just for you. Choose your gamer tag and learn what it takes to compete at the top level in one of our three titles.

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

Instructor | Chad Smeltz
Location | Harrisburg University Esports Training Facility – Whitaker Center

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June 24 – 28th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $400 | Non-credit


Forensic Science

This camp will introduce students 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.

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

Instructors | Robert Furey and Carrie Wise
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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June 24 – 28th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $125 | Non-credit


Drone Camp – Exploring Geospatial Technology

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.” Students in this camp leave with their own Tello EDU Drone and Remote Controller.

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 for students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Instructor | Albert Sarvis
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 8 – 12th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $275 ($350 if you sign up for both the Drone and 3D Modeling camps – AM and PM sessions) | Non-credit


3D Modeling

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.

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

Instructor | Charles Palmer
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 8 – 12th, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | $150 ($350 if you sign up for both the Drone and 3D Modeling camps – AM and PM sessions) | 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 | Rachel Fogle
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 8 – 12th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $150 ($250 if you sign up for both this camp and the July 22-26 Girls STEM camp) | Non-credit


Exploring Video Game Development

This camp 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 Video Game Development Summer Exploration Camp is an immersive experience designed for high school students interested in video games, interactive simulations, new media, and/or the digital art.

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

Instructor | Anthony Ortega
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 8 – 12th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $199 | 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 | Doug Taylor
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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


Special Topics in Biotechnology: Farm to Fork

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.

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

Instructor | Jacqueline Maddox
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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


Esports Bootcamp

As a Residential Summer Exploration Camp, students will have the opportunity to stay on the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Campus, with room and board, food and other activities included in the camp price.

Esports in the past five years has exploded in popularity and viewership. The goal of this one-of-a kind course will be to introduce an industry overview and learn about all things Esports Explore career opportunities in Esports management, production and entertainment. Improve your skills in competitive teams under industry experts.
From seasoned veterans to brand new players, our Esports Program Director, Chad Smeltz (History Teacher) and Esports Head Coach, Joe Gramano (Central Time) will create a custom lesson plan just for you.

This camp is for students entering 10th – 12th grade. This camp is invitation only, therefore applications will be reviewed by the Esports Team to determine acceptance.

Instructor | Chad Smeltz
Location | Harrisburg University Esports Training Facility – Whitaker Center

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July 8 – 12th, 2019, Residential Camp | $1500 | 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. SCPaWorks student only.

Instructors | Jonathan Korn, Victoria Brame and Holly LeMaster
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 22 – 26th, 2019, 9:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Funded by SCPaWorks | 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 | Rachel Fogle
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 22 – 26th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $150 ($250 if you sign up for both this camp and the July 8-12 Girls STEM camp) | Non-credit


Cyber Kids Security

During the HU cybersecurity summer camp, the students learn how to monitor networks and identify vulnerabilities that can lead to intrusions or cyberattacks and then review the legal consequences of the attacks.

The student has the opportunity for hands-on labs with hardware, application security, networks, network architecture, operating systems, and coding. The summer camp exposes the student to the definitions and goals of cyber security (CIA), aspects of cyber security, threats, vulnerabilities, risk, policies and standards, information privacy, personal security and safety. This is complimented by the students using open-source software tools like “Wireshark” and “Nmap” to analyze packet transmissions and map networks. Another key objective of the program is teaching students ethical behavior in cyberspace. Cyber security guest speakers will explain laws governing hacking and cybersecurity, and the consequences of malicious hacking.

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

Instructor | Terrill Frantz
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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


Animation and 3D Modeling

This weeklong hands-on camp will introduce students to tools and techniques used in 3-D polygonal modeling.

Participants will use Maya, an industry standard, to explore creativity by modeling and animating objects, characters, and environments. This program is geared for students interested in careers ranging from architecture, to video games, to product design, to CGI films.

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

Instructor | Charles Palmer
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 22 – 26th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $150 | Non-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 – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 22 – 26th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $199 | Non-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.

Instructor | CISC Faculty and Staff
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

CISC 104-02-SC
July 22 – 26th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $175 | 1 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 (picture below). At the end of the week each student will take their computer home with them.

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

Instructors | Jonathan Korn, Victoria Brame and Holly LeMaster
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 29th – August 2nd, 2019, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Funded by SCPaWorks | Non-credit


3D Modeling and Drone Camp: Exploring Geospatial Technology

3D Modeling: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) is one of the fastest growing STEM fields.

3D Modeling: 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.
Drone Camp: 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 for students entering 6th – 8th grade. Susquehanna Township School District students only.

Instructors | Albert Sarvis and Charles Palmer
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 29th – August 2nd, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Drone) 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (3D) | Funded by Hanna Education Foundation | Non-credit

All applications for this camp must go through Susquehanna Township Middle School.
Please contact Troy Krall, Middle School Principal, with any questions or concerns.

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 | Doug Taylor
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

BTEC 055-05-SC
July 29th – August 2nd, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $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 | Shailaja Agrawal
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

BTEC 055-06-SC
July 29th – August 2nd, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | $125 ($200 if you sign up for both the AM and PM sessions of Biotechnology) | Non-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 – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

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July 29th – August 2nd, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $199 | 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. SCPaWorks student only.

Instructors | Jonathan Korn, Victoria Brame and Holly LeMaster
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

CISC 055-08-SC
August 5th – 9th, 2019, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Funded by SCPaWorks | Non-credit


Advanced Medical Biotechnology

Biotechnology has contributed significantly to improve the healthcare industry. Discovery of new medicines, innovative devices for medical imaging. and diagnostics are some areas that have seen tremendous commercial success.

Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy are considered to be fields that can offer cure for conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine fields are making great discoveries in making organ transplants and artificial tissues to be a reality. All these developments utilize and depend on biotechnology concepts and methods. This course offers an opportunity for high school students to learn about the skills and techniques that enable development of innovative techniques.
Students will learn about advanced biotechnology concepts and techniques with a significant experiential component. How cells can be manipulated at DNA and protein level for tuning their functional features for a desired outcome will be introduced. The course will consist of lecture-laboratory components with class discussions and a career-oriented view of the biotechnology sector.
Students will be required to submit a letter of interest and a recommendation letter from their teacher/school administrator.

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

Instructor | Leena Pattarkine
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

BTEC 104-05-SC
August 5th – 9th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $399 | 1 credit


Web App Camp

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.

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

Instructor | Mina Gabriel
Location | Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

CISC 055-09-SC
August 5th – 9th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $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 – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA

MEBA 104-02-SC
August 5th – 9th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $150 | 1 credit


Residential – High School students may choose to stay at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Campus during the week(s) they are attending camps. The cost for adding a residential stay is $750 per week to include housing, food, and activities. Activities can include movie night at the Whittaker Center IMAX theatre, visits to City Island, Senators baseball games and other STEM activities on campus. Student drop off is the Sunday before camp between 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Student pick up is Friday evening between 4:00pm – 10:00pm or Saturday between 9:00am – 12:00pm. Parents/guardians must submit a copy/photo of their Photo ID in the online application and must bring the same photo ID to check the student out of camp.

Students who attend multiple camps will be able to add a residential stay over the weekend for an additional fee of $250 per weekend. This fee includes housing for Saturday and Sunday, food, and a Saturday trip to Philadelphia. For the Saturday trip students must bring money for lunch as the students will be provided with breakfast and dinner, however lunch will occur in Philadelphia. Additionally, students should bring additional money for snacks and other amenities they would like during their stay at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

For any questions related to residential camps please use the following contacts:

General Information – Ryan Korn, Director of Secondary School Services | rkorn@harrisburgu.edu
Residential Amenities – Nayeem Islam, Associate Director of Student Life | NIslam@harrisburgu.edu
International Students – Robert Furey, Associate Provost | RFurey@HarrisburgU.edu

Downtown Deli will provide the meals and we will communicate the need to change up the food offerings so that students do not always each cold sandwiches for lunch. Tentative schedule below:

Breakfast – 8:00am – 8:45am – RA’s bring students to campus for breakfast (room TBD) where Summer Camp Coordinators will meet them.
Camp – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Summer Camp Coordinators will bring the students to lunch (room TBD)
Lunch – 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Summer Camp Coordinators will stay with students during lunch (room TBD)
Camp – 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Summer Camp Coordinators will bring the students back to camp.
ROM – 4:00 – 6:00pm – Summer Camps Coordinators will bring the students back to ROM to relax.
Dinner – 6:00 – 7:00pm – RAs will bring the students to dinner
Evening Activity – Wednesday Nights Whittaker Center Movie in IMAX theater – other nights TBD