Registration opens for electrical engineering and computer science summer camps 

March 28, 2023

By Lauren Colvin

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science’s summer camps are back for another year of in-person, hands-on learning! Both camps are geared toward girls but open to participants of all identities.    

Anything is Possible for Girls in Electrical Engineering (APOGEE) camp is open to anyone entering seventh to twelfth grades and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from July 24 to 28 at Penn State’s University Park campus. Campers will explore the electronics and signals that create our modern, technological society while they work with female electrical engineers and students in a hands-on, do-it-yourself environment.   

“The camp’s tiered programing ensures there is plenty to explore for both first time and returning students,” said Tim Kane, professor of electrical engineering and APOGEE’s faculty leader.  

Learn more about the APOGEE camp and register here.  

Creating Virtual Worlds in Minecraft, a computer science and engineering camp, is open to anyone entering seventh through ninth grades and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 12 to 16 in the Westgate Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. During the five-day camp, campers will create and design virtual worlds inside Minecraft and learn to build some of the advanced components in the virtual world, including those with AI. No prior knowledge of programming or Minecraft is required. Campers will also have opportunities to work alongside engineers and interact with successful female computer scientists to learn about the field.  

“Campers will have fun playing in virtual worlds, while learning how to write simple programs to build and interact with environments in the virtual worlds,” said Timothy Zhu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering. “The campers will develop computational thinking and program-solving skills, which are essential for future programmers and computer scientists.”  

Learn more about the Creating Virtual Worlds in Minecraft camp and register here. 


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