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.

Astronomy Course
Are you fascinated by the stars? The universe is vast and mysterious and this passion can turn into a lifelong career. This summer program for high school students provides hands-on training in astronomical research, with opportunities to learn from professionals in the fields of astronomy and physics and work with state-of-the-art observational equipment. Excursions may include optical labs, observatories or a tour of multiple galaxies (at a planetarium).
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.