June 19 - 30, 2017
Monday - Friday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
New Mexico State University
Department of Computer Science
Las Cruces, NM
CS Adventures is a day camp that will host 30 high school students, & includes lunch, supplies, and swag. Applicants must be rising into 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, submit an online application, be in good academic standing, and able to be present every day.
Summer camps are tailored to achieve four major goals:
1) Build community among students through computing;
2) Increase student’s interest in computing;
3) Gain knowledge and exposure to introductory programming; &
4) Drastically increase all students’ confidence in Computer Science.
Each goal is achieved through specific sets of activities implemented in the summer camp. Participants utilize computational thinking through a variety of interactive software tools. These tools, along with team building, career exploration, and leadership activities, show students that computer science is a fun, creative, engaging, and rewarding field!
NMSU is a nationally ranked Carnegie Foundation research institution with top performing programs and services. We strive for excellence in all areas of teaching and learning, and work to identify best practices for continued success. All participants will engage in this process via pre- and post-assessments, entry and exit interviews, daily surveys, and other data gathering methods.
Summer programs are presented by the outreach team in the Department of Computer Science at NMSU! Instructors are accomplished NMSU students studying computer science and electrical engineering. We utilize near-peer mentors as educators to build strong connections between participants and the exciting world of CS.
Acceptance into this program will be based on answers to the questions below, the availability of the student applicant to participate in the full two weeks of the program, plus targeted regional, gender, and age distributions.
Please direct questions to our Outreach Team via rgalves (at) cs.nmsu.edu or call (575) 646 - 1901.