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CU Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Academy


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This academy is a 6 day, 5-night experience for 30 high school students from the state of OKLAHOMA. The 2022 academies will be hosted at a Lawton Cameron campus and Duncan Cameron campus and the FISTA in Lawton. This is a residential academy.  Students will be housed on campus for the Lawton academy, and in a local hotel for the Duncan academy. Selections will be made and students will be notified by May 1st, 2022. We will provide the final details by the end of May 2022. Additionally, we will select 4 high school students that have PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED this academy to serve as volunteer Junior Counselors for the week at Lawton and the week at Duncan. If you are interested be sure to complete the application. 

June 12-17, 2022 - Lawton Academy (Sunday – Friday)

July 10-15, 2022 - Duncan ACADEMY (SUNDAY – FRIDAY)

High school students will study and experiment with coding and computer programming. Students will learn fundamental computer science with Brown University's Pyret language and development environment. Following the CS fundamentals and the engineering design process, students will then apply their knowledge to the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit to research, design using 3-D printers, test, and debug their robots. The final project will include a design competition of the completed robots. The robots will compete as they navigate an obstacle course. Academy participants will also engage in non-STEM activities to encourage team building and self-assurance throughout the week. As the week ends students will reflect on their team design process and their own personal growth journey during the academy. The students will present their week to fellow academy participants, family, faculty, sponsors, industry, and the community.

Tentative Academy Schedule:


Day

Agenda

Day 1

Check In, Get Acquainted Games, Self-Defense Interactive Training, CU welcome.

Day 2

Travel to gain soft skills at the Outdoor Adventure Challenge Course.

Day 3

Learning sessions, design, construction, testing, redesign

Day 4

AM - more team design time, PM - Field trip (energy company for solar power)

Day 5

Revise team designs, test, and compete.

Day 6

Academy Ends, Student Presentations, Academy Jeopardy, Catered Lunch for students and families, Check Out.

*Each day will include meals and evening entertainment for academy participants. 

Photographs

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