CHallenging Algorithmics & Mathematics in Problem Solving • Summer 2014 (see below for tentative dates)
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!).
is a full day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a whole week. The
following dates are tentative. All five sessions will cover the same
material, so choose whichever fits your schedule best.
- June 16-20
- July 7-11
- July 21-25
- Aug 4-8
- Aug 18-22
The Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080
$250 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 2014 or entering middle school in Fall 2014, at least 12 years old.
Registration will open in early January 2014. Please visit us again then.
Prof. Jorge Cobb — Phone: 972-883-2479 — Email: firstname.lastname@example.org