CHallenging Algorithmics & Mathematics in Problem Solving • July 8-12, 2013 (other dates may become available, see below)
CHAMPS Summer Camp is designed to teach problem-solving skills and to interest middle school students in computer science. Based on a successful $2.7 million project funded by the National Science Foundation, CHAMPS emphasizes hands-on activities in which students use computers to create animated story worlds. The problem-solving skills that CHAMPS teaches will help participants become better students regardless of the educational path they pursue.
Since their debut in September 2008, CHAMPS after-school classes have drawn praise from teachers, students and parents alike. At the heart of CHAMPS is Alice educational software developed by Carnegie Mellon University (www.alice.org) to teach students problem-solving using computer programming in a three-dimensional environment.No computer programming experience is necessary. We only require participants to be familiar with the typical use of a computer (mouse, keyboard, opening a file, etc). Alice is a drag-and-drop programming language which is easy to learn (no strange syntax to remember!).
July 8-12, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Supervision available starting at 8:30 a.m. and lasting until 4:30 p.m.
If resources allow, we will open a second week in July for an additional Summer camp to give more flexibility to parents. Note that both weeks will cover the same material, so please only register for one week. Please revisit this page in early March for an update.
The Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080
$495 per student, which includes all course materials, textbook, lunch, snacks and a completion certificate
Middle school, including students who will be graduating from middle school in Spring 2013 or entering middle school in Fall 2013, at least 12 years old.
Please click here for registration instructions.
Prof. Jorge Cobb — Phone: 972-883-2479 — Email: email@example.com