Summer Camp – 2016

July 18 – July 22, 2016

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Course Descriptions

2016 Brochure

  • Track 1. Clean Energy Technologies (Middle School)
    • Students will explore advanced engineering concepts in alternative energy, focused on the future of solar, wind, and hydrogen fuel cell technology. Students will learn about the engineering and science design challenges faced in bringing alternative energy solutions into everyday use. Students will be challenged in the design, construction and testing of a working hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and charging station that integrates wind and solar energy. Students will experience becoming an engineer and joining an engineering team tasked with tackling significant engineering and systems integration challenges. This integrated STEM program is designed around informative work sessions, hands-on laboratory design-build experiences, challenging classroom experiments, and expert guest speakers. Emphasis of this engineering experience is to demonstrate how math, science, and engineering are used to create the designed world.
  • Track 2. Biomedical Engineering (Middle School)
    • What do prosthetics, genetic engineering, pharmaceutical development, biosensors, and tissue engineering have in common? Biomedical Engineering! Biomedical engineers use engineering principles to improve human and animal health. Topics such as biomechanics, biomedical imaging, biomaterials, tissue engineering and biomedical devices will be introduced and supplemented with hands-on projects – because what engineer doesn’t want to build something? Students will learn about things like pulse oximeters, prosthetic limbs, cell and bacterial growth and much more.
  • Track 3. Biomedical Engineering (High School)
    • What do prosthetics, genetic engineering, pharmaceutical development, biosensors, and tissue engineering have in common? Biomedical Engineering! Biomedical engineers use engineering principles to improve human and animal health. Topics such as biomechanics, biomedical imaging, biomaterials, tissue engineering and biomedical devices will be introduced and supplemented with hands-on projects – because what engineer doesn’t want to build something? Students will learn about things like pulse oximeters, prosthetic limbs, cell and bacterial growth and much more.  This track features a more rigorous option to Biomedical Engineering  for Middle School. Similar hands-on activities will be performed, but the course will move at an accelerated pace. (Requires knowledge of Trigonometry)
  • Track 4. Fundamentals of Cyber Security (Combined High School & Middle School)
    • According to a study into computer security manpower challenges and potential solutions released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), “we not only have a shortage of the highly technically skilled people required to operate and support systems already deployed, but also an even more desperate shortage of people who can design secure systems, write safe computer code, and create the ever more sophisticated tools needed to prevent, detect, mitigate, and reconstitute from damage due to system failures and malicious acts.” Northrop Grumman cyber experts will teach Computer Forensics, CyberSecurity  undamentals, and provide invaluable information on CyberSecurity Internships & Careers. The week-long program will culminate with a CyberSecurity Grand Challenge Competition between two student teams. The program encourages both students who are beginners and students who have an intermediate knowledge of CyberSecurity.
  • Track 5. Advance Cyber Security Concepts/Techniques (High School)
    • Are you ready to take your CyberSecurity skills to the next level? This course is intended for students who have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of CyberSecurity, and will include extensive hand-on lab time. Northrop Grumman cyber experts will lead this course and help students improve their skills and prepare them for the CyberPatriot competitions this fall. Enrollment priority will be given to students who have participated in at least one CyberPatriot season and intend to compete in the 2015-2016 season.
  • Track 6. Introduction to Programming (Middle School)
  • Track 7. Introduction to Programming in Python (High School)
    • Are you thinking about a career in Software Engineering? Did you know that Software Engineering was rated number one for job satisfaction in a Wall Street Journal article of the 10 Best Jobs of 2012? In this course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming which will allow you to get a feel for what it would be like to be a Software Engineer. Due to its efficiency and relative ease-of-use, Python is a good language to learn if you really want to learn the fundamentals of programming. Common applications written in Python include:
      • Computer Games
      • Analysis of Integrated-circuit simulation results.
      • Medical Software
      • Anti-Virus Software
      • Real-Time Physical Simulations
      • High performance image processing/AI software
      • High performance aerial and mobile sensor processing