Fulton Summer Academy 2024

Providing engineering and technical experiences for all ages

Two camp members investigating a small robot

Desert CodeSprouts-Computer Science Workshop

Date: May 11, 2024 (9:00 am-3:00 pm)
Middle School
Cost: $20.00

Join us on an exciting journey into the world of computing with this unique workshop designed for 8th-grade students! This workshop aims to encourage female participation in computer science by increasing interest and exposure to various topics in the field.

 

 

STEAM Machines™ Maker Camp

June 3 – 7, 2024 from 9 AM – 5 PM (day camp)
ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 E. Chicago St., Chandler, AZ 85225
Grades 7 – 10

In this exciting hands-on day camp for grades 7 – 10, participants will dive into the realms of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) as they explore concepts such as simple machines, electric circuits, programming and computational thinking, music, and storytelling. Participants will also have access to cutting-edge technologies like 3-D printers, laser cutters, and Arduino microcontrollers to elevate their projects. The camp’s project-based approach emphasizes problem solving, brainstorming, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication, culminating in the thrilling design and construction of a giant thematic chain-reaction machine! From 9 AM to 5 PM each day, participants will unleash their creativity and build lasting memories in this immersive STEAM adventure.

Game Camp in Unreal Engine

June 3-14, 2024 (9 AM-4 PM)
ASU Tempe Campus
Middle School 7-8
Cost: $1000

Join us in developing realistic 3D games using the high-end game engine, Unreal Engine 5, from Epic Games. This camp adopts a hands-on approach, allowing each student to utilize a high-spec computer equipped with NVIDIA RTX. The instructor is an ASU professor with over 20 years of experience teaching computer graphics and game development. As an in-person camp, the kids receive prompt assistance and support from ASU student assistants in our gaming program within the School of Computer Science.

Deadline:

Middle School Deadline is 6/3 @ 11:45 PM

Contact information: [email protected]

Close up of a person in purple gloves holding a semiconductor

Semiconductor High School Summer Experience

June 10th-14th, 2024 (5-day camp)
ASU West Valley Campus
High School, incoming 9th-12th grade students (priority given to incoming juniors and seniors).

Students attending this camp will be introduced to the exciting world of semiconductor design, fabrication, and applications.  The first part of camp will introduce students to discrete devices, including resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors.  The second part will challenge students to design, build, and program a functional system that uses embedded microcontrollers (Arduino) with chip-based sensors and actuators.

 

STEAMpunk Machines in Motion Camp

June 10 – 14, 2024 from 9 AM – 5 PM (day camp)
ASU Polytechnic Campus
Grades 8 – 12

Board your airships and jettison the ballast! Join in the fight to save a dystopian realm and create beautiful and imaginative kinetic sculptures that tell your hero’s tale. Immerse yourself in a world of gears, gadgets, and gizmos as you explore the exciting world of steampunk. In this immersive week-long day camp, participants in grades 8 – 12 will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts to construct their own steampunk-themed automata. With expert instructors on hand to guide you every step of the way, you’ll experience hands-on learning and problem-solving like never before. Instructional content will focus on mechanical movement design, electric circuits, genre specific aesthetics, retro-futuristic storytelling, programming, and computational thinking. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with an exposition of finished automata projects that student engineers can take home with them! Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity to spark your imagination and unleash your inner inventor! Enroll now and get ready to power up your summer!

ASU Underwater Robotics Camp

June 11-16, 2024 (day camp)
ASU Polytechnic campus
High School, rising 11-12 grade

Interested in learning how the field of engineering can be a force for good in the world? Team up with fellow high school students for an exciting introduction to the world of robotics. During the camp, students will compete in the National Underwater Robotics Competition and work on a team to build a robot to conduct a simulated mission to save scientists trapped in an underwater cave. Learn concepts and skills like buoyancy, electrical wiring, and autonomy in a fun and hands-on way and meet Desert WAVE, currently the top ranked underwater robotics team in the country! No experience is necessary!

Many EPICS students sit together in a large classroom with other students working on a hands-on engineering project.

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) Bootcamp

June 17-20, 2024 (day camp)
ASU Tempe campus
High School, rising 11-12 grade

The Engineering Projects in Community Service program, known as EPICS, is a national award-winning social entrepreneurship program. Students design, build, and deploy systems to solve engineering-based problems for charities, schools, and other not-for-profit organizations. This year Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is introducing a summer bootcamp to allow high school students to get a jump start on changing the world. During this program, students will be introduced to engineering design, rapid prototyping (laser cutting, CAD, arduino, 3D printing), and prototype testing through a hands-on, application-based summer camp. Members from the community will introduce a problem encountered by their non-profit, and students will spend the week designing, building, and testing a possible solution to meet their user needs. EPICS projects range from solar panel battery systems, engagement toys for animals at the Phoenix Zoo, 3D printed prosthetics, and tools for training service dogs.

Game Camp in Unreal Engine

June 17-28, 2024 (9 AM-4 PM)

ASU Tempe Campus

High School 9-12

Cost: $1000

Join us in developing realistic 3D games using the high-end game engine, Unreal Engine 5, from Epic Games. This camp adopts a hands-on approach, allowing each student to utilize a high-spec computer equipped with NVIDIA RTX. The instructor is an ASU professor with over 20 years of experience teaching computer graphics and game development. As an in-person camp, the kids receive prompt assistance and support from ASU student assistants in our gaming program within the School of Computer Science.

Deadline:

High School Deadline is May 20th at 11:45 PM

Contact information: [email protected]

A group of campers smiling about a robot

SCAI Robotics Camp

June 17-28, 2024 (8:15 AM-4:45 PM)
ASU Tempe Campus
Middle School 7-8
Cost: $850

ASU’s Robotics Camp is an innovative summer program designed for middle school and high school students interested in science and engineering. Expert instructors use component-based robot construction and programming to teach the latest engineering concepts and technologies. Students will work in teams to design, build, and program a robot. By the end of the camp, groups will test their metal in a robotics challenge.

Deadline is June 3rd, at 11:45 PM

Contact information:[email protected]

Two camp members investigating a small robot

SCAI Robotics Camp

July 1-12, 2024 (8:15 AM-4:45 PM)
ASU Tempe Campus
High School 9-12
Cost: $850

ASU’s Robotics Camp is an innovative summer program designed for middle school and high school students interested in science and engineering. Expert instructors use component-based robot construction and programming to teach the latest engineering concepts and technologies. Students will work in teams to design, build, and program a robot. By the end of the camp, groups will test their metal in a robotics challenge.

Deadline is June 17th, at 11:45 PM

Contact information:[email protected]

Two camp members investigating a small robot

SUCCESS: A Survey of Computing, Coding and Engineering Software Systems

July 9th-12th (9:00am-4:30pm)
ASU Polytechnic Campus
High School grades 6th-12th

SUCCESS is a new summer camp offering at ASU starting July 2024. The goal of SUCCESS is to introduce middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) to the field of computing in a summer camp format. Participants do not need prior computing skills for this weeklong multi-day camp, just willing to develop an interest in the field of computing as a pathway for future study. Each day participants will experiment with a different field of computing, including AI, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Mobile/Web development, Game development, Embedded Systems and Cybersecurity. The camp is designed to be hands-on, experiential, and fun! You will create games, experiment witha virtual reality headset, build an LED message wall, create and AI-based web application, and hone your cybersecurity skills – all without prior experience in programming!

Some scholarships will be made available for students in need.