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Summer Camps & Workshops

The Computer Science department at Boise State University is involved in a number of great workshops for youth this summer. Check out the information below to learn more and register quickly as registration fills up quickly.

Planned Camps & Workshops:

GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp for Idaho High School Students (Girls Only)

Gen Cyber Student Camp 2018 picture

Dates: CANCELLED for 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: City Center Plaza, Boise State University
Cost: Free
Registration: CANCELLED
Enrollment is limited to 32.
Description: Computer Science faculty and staff will introduce and cement knowledge of cybersecurity first principles, increase the curiosity of the participants about the field of cybersecurity, encourage participants to seek further education in cybersecurity and motivate participants to seek a career in cybersecurity.
More information about GenCyber Camp – Girls

GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp for Idaho High School Students (Boys and Girls)

Gencyber Student Camp 2019 picture

Dates: CANCELLED for 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: City Center Plaza, Boise State University
Cost: Free
Registration: CANCELLED
Enrollment is limited to 32.
Description: Computer Science faculty and staff will introduce and cement knowledge of cybersecurity first principles, increase the curiosity of the participants about the field of cybersecurity, encourage participants to seek further education in cybersecurity and motivate participants to seek a career in cybersecurity.
More information about GenCyber Camp – Boys and Girls


Prior Camps & Workshops:

E-Camp (Grades 8-9)

Dates: Sunday through Tuesday, June 2-4, 2019
Location: Engineering Building, Boise State University
Cost: $300 ($350 after May 1), scholarships available
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019
Enrollment is limited to 40.
Description: Students who are currently in 8th or 9th grade can use hands-on activities and projects involving self-discovery, cooperative learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving while living on campus in a college dormitory. All food, housing, and recreational activities are provided

E-Girls (Grades 9-10)

Dates: Friday through Saturday, June 7-8, 2019
Location: Engineering Building, Boise State University
Cost: Free
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019
Enrollment is limited to 50.
Description: e-Girls is a free overnight program for girls currently in 9th and 10th grade. Enrollment is limited to 40 girls. Workshops led by Society of Women Engineers professionals and college students may include: Biomechanics of Footwear, Packaging and the Environment, Virtual Worlds with Alice, Solving Forensic Mysteries, Physics of Rock Climbing/Rope Walking, A World of Career Choices, and more!

GenCyber Summer Camp for Idaho Secondary Teachers (1st Camp)

Dates: Monday – Friday, June 17-21, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: City Center Plaza, Boise State University
Stipend: $450
Registration Deadline: May 17, 2019
Enrollment is limited to 25.
Description: The 2019 GenCyber Teacher Camp at Boise State University is designed for secondary education teachers in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to (1) create local cyber security awareness; (2) build a community of practice to promote cyber security for everyone; (3) design, develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans for teachers in the area of security and privacy; and (4) provide cyber security resources and make them accessible to the community.

GenCyber Summer Camp for Idaho Secondary Teachers (2nd Camps)

Dates: Monday – Friday, June 24-28, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Location: City Center Plaza, Boise State University
Stipend: $450
Registration Deadline: May 17, 2019
Enrollment is limited to 25.
Description: The 2019 GenCyber Teacher Camp at Boise State University is designed for secondary education teachers in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to (1) create local cyber security awareness; (2) build a community of practice to promote cyber security for everyone; (3) design, develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans for teachers in the area of security and privacy; and (4) provide cyber security resources and make them accessible to the community.

Computer Science Principles

  • CS Principles workshopThe 2017 EarShetch workshop for secondary students and teachers was held August 2-4, 2017. Computer Science Principles via Music using EarSketch introduces the seven “big ideas” in the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum.
  • The June 21-24, 2016 Computer Science Principles via Music, Art and Poetry using EarSketch and Processing to introduce the seven “big ideas” in the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum to high school teachers.
  • The July 14-15, 2016 Computer Science Principles via Music using EarSketch to introduce the seven “big ideas” in the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum to high school students.
  • The June 17-19, 2015 Mobile Computer Science Principles (MCSP) workshop uses mobile apps to introduce the seven “big ideas” in the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum to high school teachers.

Coding is Cool

  • Coding is Cool workshop group pictureThe June 23-24, 2015 Coding is Cool – Level 1 workshop introduces computer science and coding to high school students using mobile apps.
  • The June 25-26, 2015 Coding is Cool – Level 2 workshop introduces computer science and coding to high school students using Hybrid Art with Processing and Finch Robot.

View one Coding is Cool photo Gallery

For School Administration

Computing by Design workshop

The September 23, 2016 Computing by Design workshop assists professional school counselors, administrators, and teachers nationwide with information and resources to guide more — and more kinds of — students to explore computing education and careers.

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