Science and Technology Track

Do you wonder what it’s like to develop software for a living? Do you possess a natural curiosity towards computer technology and platform development? These courses challenge students to think critically and creatively about today’s most pressing technology-related questions and gain real hands-on experience.

Artificial Intelligence Course
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are hot topics in the world of cybersecurity today. A report from World Economic Forum (WEF) states that the growth of artificial intelligence could create 58 million net new jobs in the next few years! Meet with experts in the artificial intelligence industry to learn more about majors and careers. Learn firsthand what it’s like to work in a world where machines can become reality.
Computer Science Course
Spend most of the first week learning block-based programming for Android and iOS operating systems. The exercises and tutorials quickly help students build capacity with coding, abstraction, algorithms and data management within a program. The second week involves active coding in small groups with intense research and collaboration. This approach involves an introduction to Python and Raspberry Pi hardware which allows students to create a mini-project by using the sensors and LED matrix on the Sense HAT technology. This collection of experiential tasks provides a comprehensive experience through a rewarding engineering process resulting in a functioning computational artifact.
Psychology of Social Media Course
There is a growing literature in psychology and ethical philosophy on the impact of the ‘new’ interactive environment of social media. Of particular interest are two effects: (i) its effects upon us as individuals, and (ii) its effects upon our ability to relate to one another. In this psychology of social media workshop for high school students, we’ll come away with an appreciation of the psychological and social challenges with present trends which make online environments a primary place of human connection.