Summer Camp – 2017

July 17 – July 21, 2017 

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Course Descriptions

2017 STEM_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. Introduction to Data Science(High School)
    • This introduction to data science is an innovative introduction to core concepts of computer programming and statistics and their
      application in real-world data analysis. Data Science is built on three interrelated perspectives: inferential thinking, computational
      thinking, and real-world relevance. Inferential thinking refers to an ability to connect data to underlying phenomena and to the ability to think critically about the conclusions that are drawn from data analysis. Computational thinking refers to the ability to conceive of the abstractions and processes that allow inferential procedures to be embodied in computer programs. In addition to exposure to computer programming and statistical inference in the context of data analysis, the week will involve hands-on analysis of a variety of real-world datasets, and it will touch on social and legal issues surrounding data analysis.
  • Track 3. 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 4. 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 5. Programming with Arduinos (Middle School)
    • Students will learn the basics of circuits, electricity, engineering and computing using Arduino. Some of the tools we will use are the Processing programming language, the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino, the LilyPad e-textiles line and the SparkFun RedBot robotics platform. This STEM track is designed to give a basic foundation to start working in a heavily relevant programming and engineering setting.
  • Track 6. Programming Gamesin Python (High School)
    • Are you thinking about a career in Software Engineering? 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. Some common applications for computer programming 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