2019 STEM Academy Flyer
Get Your Geek On
UCCS College of Engineering & Applied Science
2018 Summer STEM Academy
July 15-19, 2019
8:00 am—4:30 pm
Sponsored by Northrop Grumman
Open to all Colorado Springs school districts and
high school students with an interest in STEM.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Details and Online Application Materials:
(applications due April 30, 2018)
New! Middle school track! What does it take to be a superhero in the energized world of cybersecurity? Learn how the internet works, how to code and what careers are available in the world of cybersecurity. You will be an analyst, penetration tester and auditor for a customer that has been hacked. Can you help?
Cyber Security - High School
Cybersecurity is more than hacking! Learn about the ins and outs of cyber security, and get hands-on cybersecurity practice all week. Explore cybersecurity career opportunities, ethics, online safety, and cyber threats. Apply cybersecurity principles, virtual machines, basic Windows security policies and tools, and account management.
Use file protections, auditing, and monitoring, Server 2008, and Linux. Expand into additional terminology and concepts, basic GUI and command line security. Show your stuff by competing in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.
Website Design - High School
Interested in website design? Learn the basics of front-end web design, using HTML and CSS to create projects such as a meme, a travel site, and client website. The final team competition will be developing a website design for a small business owner who needs a basic website for their business. Student teams will meet the business owner to collect information and engineer a professional, attractive, functional website that meets the client’s needs. Along with technical skills, students will work with a client, participate in partner/team project development, and practice project management.
Drones & CAD - High School
Do you have what it takes to think like an engineer? It’s time to test your skills in the Drones & CAD (computer-aided design) track. For one week, you will be challenged to work with a team of students to solve an engineering design challenge. Learn new skills
critical to succeeding as an engineer. Explore computer-aided design and drone technology.
Your camp experience will be divided into two sessions—morning and afternoon—where you will learn and apply new concepts. Part planning and design, part building—Drones & CAD will merge this variety of skills and tasks as you work to solve a challenge. Are you ready?
Robotics - High School
Robotics is more than putting together a robot from a kit! Robotics is design. It is construction. It is programming, and it’s interaction with the environment in an entirely new way.
You will learn more about the foundations of robotics, get your hands dirty building and programming robots, and work with the future of robotic technology. Learn about basic circuitry and design, solder a project you will take home, experiment with existing robotics, build and program robots, code Arduinos and integrate them into a project. Complete a design challenge using everything you’ve learned. We will use your creativity, your ideas, and your skills in order to show you a week full of robotic technology and fun.