SMART Chemistry | Grades K – 5
Chemistry is a fun, messy and interactive science! Here the campers will learn all about chemical reactions, and why things go boom! We will learn about chromatography by making T-Shirts, endothermic and exothermic reactions, phase changes and even make our own creations of wacky fun projects like non-Newtonian fluids, ice cream, and toothpaste for elephants!
SMART Circuits | Grades 1 - 4
A great introduction to electricity and circuits for our younger students. We will build our own circuits and explore the world of electronics and circuits through a progression of projects and activities that will keep your kids excited and asking for more! These take-home projects will teach not only what electricity is, but how it works.
Electronic Fundamentals | Grades 5+
What better way to learn about electricity than by building circuits yourself! This program will walk the youngest students through a series of projects involving playdough, lights, and even building their own robots. We will explore all sorts of areas of electronics from motors, solar cells, radios and a variety of other electronic components.
3D Printing | Grades 3 – 5
Have you heard of the newest craze in the technology industry? This isn’t science fiction, companies are taking this technology to print bridges, houses and more. Now you can learn the basics of 3D printing for the home and hobby use through a series of projects to teach the critical skills of engineering and CAD design. Students will learn to design physical objects in the digital world and how to print them in the real world.
3D modeling is a dynamic process of creating three-dimensional digital representations of objects, characters, or environments. Using specialized software, artists and designers can sculpt, shape, and texture virtual objects to bring them to life. The versatility of 3D modeling allows for a wide range of applications, including video games, movies, architecture, product design, and more. With 3D modeling, artists can unleash their creativity and construct detailed and realistic virtual worlds, pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling and immersive experiences.
Rockets | Grades 5+
Houston is famous for space science and all things rocketry. Now a course in hands-on building, design, and experimentation for building rockets. As we explore the history of rocketry, we will build rocket engines, build rockets, and even launch rockets hundreds of feet into the air! This is a blast of a class.
Raspberry Pi | Grades 6+
Everyone has used a computer, but has your student built one from scratch? Well with this Raspberry Pi course students will learn to assemble a collection of scrap parts into a fully working computer! While exploring RAM, I/0 busses, CPU and other terminology students will learn and expand python programming needed to develop their raspberry pi into an incredible machine.
Arduino | Grades 6+
Computers have become so cheap that with an Arduino almost any gadget is possible. From a smart door openers, home security cameras, and almost anything else with the Internet of Things (IOT). This class will take advanced students through a series of projects and programming steps as students create some amazing gadgets while learning all the skills they need to continue their learning at home.
ART & ANIMATION
Digital Art | Grades 3 – 5
As most everything today becomes digital so has art. We will explore digital art programs that will have students creating amazing works of art that investigate the potential and opportunities the digital medium has to offer. From digital animation, to still images, and photograph manipulation.
Stop Motion | Grades 5+
Stop motion animation is a captivating technique that brings inanimate objects to life through a series of meticulously captured frames. By moving and capturing objects frame by frame, a sense of motion is created when these frames are played together. This hands-on and time-consuming process requires patience and attention to detail, resulting in enchanting and unique animations. Stop motion animation allows for endless creative possibilities, where imagination takes center stage and brings inanimate objects into a magical world of storytelling and visual delight.
Blender | Grades 6+
An incredibly lightweight, but useful 3D Modeling program that doubles as a game engine as well. Using blender you can create fantastic 3D Models, Animations, Artwork, Games and more. Used by many in various industries from Game Development to Animated Movies, Blender is a great tool to have in your arsenal!
Virtual Reality with Unity and C# | Grades 9 – 12
Develop VR applications using Unity and C# software.
Dot and Dash | Grades K – 1
Think coding is a skill learned lazily behind a computer screen? Think again! This program will prove otherwise with a pair of robots that are as mobile and excited as the kids who learn to program them. An ideal platform for young learners to get a fundamental understanding of coding, critical thinking, problem solving and a having a wild time while doing it! Students will drive their robots, play games with them, program the robots to dance and tell jokes!
WeDo | Grades 1 – 3
A foundational course in computer science is all about creating the fundamental building blocks students need to have a successful journey of digital fluency. WeDo is a great first step for the youngest of programmers, using the most famous blocks of all, LEGO®, students will get introduced to the essential skills needed for future programing. Students will build birds, boats, planes and even alligators while discovering how gears work, the function of pulleys and an introduction to programing. That’s right, even non-readers will learn to program their robots to use a variety of sensors and utilize motors, conditionals and loops.
EV3 | Grades 4 – 7
What do you get when you cross LEGO®, robots and a series of challenges and puzzles designed to challenge and motivate any middle schoolers? Lego Mindstormers® that’s what! This program is well suited for the experienced and inexperienced programmer. We have gone all out to prepare a program that will incrementally teach programing and critical thinking skills while participants play, build, design and program their way through games, puzzles, and challenges.
Vex | Grades 8 – 12
This is the epitome of robotic platforms. Famous for its yearly regional and international competitions, VEX® Robotics systems allow for intermediate and advanced students to push the boundaries of what you think you can do with a collection of metal trusses, sensors and motors. All done in C, this advanced course is perfect for experienced students looking to pursue a career in computer science or robotics.
Scratch Jr | Grades 1 – 3
Junior Scratch is a drag and drop program designed for the youngest of kids. If they can use a tablet, we can teach them how to start programming using pictures.
Scratch | Grades 4 – 6
Video games are often the first and most memorable experience children have with computers. This class is about taking the fun of video games and using it to teach programming! Every lesson participants will learn and expand coding skills while using their critical and analytical skills to make video games, all of which can be taken home!
Junior Python | Grades 3 – 5
Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that`s easy to learn and fun to use. Python for kids easily brings kids into the world of programming. Turtle graphics and tKinter allow students to enjoy making fun graphics, create music and game and animation projects while learning Python language basics. A fun way for a young child to get introduced to coding!
Python | Grades 6+
One of the most powerful programing languages, python is an excellent first scripting language for intermediate or older students looking to program. Used in web and internet development, the scientific community for modelling and analysis, used by big companies like Google, Facebook, NASA, and Dropbox! With python students will learn to program computers, create games in a fun and highly interactive series of projects.
Java Minecraft | Grades 5 – 7
Minecraft isn’t just a great video game, but a great tool to learn to code! If your child likes Minecraft then they will LOVE this course where they will learn to modify and customize the game! What could be better than playing Minecraft than having the ability to add a level of customization to the most popular sandbox game out there! This course will teach all the important things a programmer needs to learn and know about programming such as objects, classes, loops, and graphic design.
Java | Grades 6+
An incredibly versatile programming language that everyone has used and now you can learn to program it! Campers will learn to work in this powerful work environment from the basics of objects, classes data types and more! Campers will dive into the eclipse IDE platform and from day one start producing programs, games and applets.
AI Level 1: Fundamentals of AI Technology introduces the essential concepts and principles of AI. Students will gain a solid understanding of machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning. This level serves as the foundation for further exploration into the exciting world of artificial intelligence.
AI Level 2: Advanced AI Techniques and Applications builds upon the foundational knowledge gained in Level 1. Students will delve into advanced machine learning algorithms, such as support vector machines, decision trees, and ensemble methods. They will also explore cutting-edge applications of AI, including natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, and more. This level equips students with the skills to tackle complex AI problems and develop innovative solutions.
AI Level 3: Probabilistic Inference and Perception in Robotics focuses on the intersection of AI, probabilistic inference, and perception in the field of robotics. Students will delve into Bayesian networks, Markov decision processes, and hidden Markov models to model and reason under uncertainty. They will also explore perception techniques such as sensor fusion, localization, and mapping, enabling robots to understand and navigate their environment effectively. This level equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop intelligent robotic systems capable of making informed decisions based on probabilistic inference and perception.
AI Level 4:Generative Models and Natural Language Processing delves into the fascinating world of generative models and their application in natural language processing (NLP). Students will explore advanced techniques such as generative adversarial networks (GANs) and variational autoencoders (VAEs) to generate realistic and creative outputs, including text, images, and even music. They will also learn how to apply these generative models to solve NLP tasks such as language generation, sentiment analysis, and text summarization. This level equips students with the skills to leverage generative models and NLP techniques for a wide range of real-world applications.
AI Level 5: State-of-the-Art AI Projects in Various Fields showcases cutting-edge AI projects across diverse domains. Students will explore real-world applications of AI in fields such as healthcare, finance, transportation, and more. They will examine state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies used in these projects, gaining insights into how AI is revolutionizing industries and solving complex problems. This level offers an exciting opportunity to learn from and be inspired by the latest advancements in AI, paving the way for innovative contributions in various domains.