3rd Annual BP STEM Summer Institute Program -- June 2nd - 13th, 2014

Xavier's Computer Science Department (CPSC) continues to respond to the need to prepare more students for technology careers. Funded by BP America, Inc., CS: Exploring Computer Science at XU enriches the computation-specific studies of both college and high school students. Xavier undergraduate students (mentors), with prior instruction from the faculty, teach and mentor high school students through hands-on learning challenges in the computation sciences. This program is distinguished by its interactions of college students leading high school students through computational problem-solving tasks.

Program Schedule -- June 2014

2nd

Orientation Day

Registration and Xavier ID Cards

3rd

Work Day 1
Group A - Mobile Apps
Group B - Robotics
Group C - *DSP

4th

Work Day 2
Group A - Mobile Apps
Group B - Robotics
Group C - *DSP

5th

Work Day 3
Group A - *DSP
Group B - Mobile Apps
Group C - Robotics

6th

Work Day 4
Group A - *DSP
Group B - Mobile Apps
Group C - Robotics





9th

Work Day 5
Group A - Robotics
Group B - *DSP
Group C - Mobile Apps

10th

Work Day 6
Group A - Robotics
Group B - *DSP
Group C - Mobile Apps

11th

Exploration Day 1
Scholars contiune to explore any choice areas (App, Robotics, DSP).

Best work(s)/projects receive awards

12th

Exploration Day 2
Scholars contiune to explore any choice areas (App, Robotics, DSP).

Best work(s)/projects receive awards

13th

Closing Day
- Guest Speaker(s) - BP
- Awards
- Program Group Pictures



* DSP (Digital Signal Processing with GarageBand & iMovie)
Note - Schedule subject to change

 

Applications - CLOSED

When: June 2nd - June 13th 2014, weekdays from 9:00am till noon.

Who: Current 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. We look forward to exploring science with all kinds of students: high-achieving, typical, funny, quiet, nervous, those interested in science, those who aren't sure if they're interested in science, and even those who think they're not interested in science.

Cost: FREE!! All you have to do is come have fun exploring computer science with us.

Application Process: Involves the following 2 steps:

1. Complete an online application found here. Select as choice #1, CS: Exploring Computer Science at Xavier University (All High School Students).

2. Complete health form found here. IMPORTANT -- Ensure that you follow the instructions provided on health form. Incorrectly filled health forms will result in non-acceptance of your child into the program. Scan and email applicant's completed health form to Program Director, Austin Orgah at aaorgah@xula.edu
DEADLINE for COMPLETE applications is Friday, May 16, 2014. Acceptance notifications will be finalized by Friday, May 23, 2014.

For further enquiries, please contact Program Director, Austin Orgah via email -- aaorgah@xula.edu

See What We Did In Previous Summers

Summer 2013: "Computation brings mobility to oil and natural gas exploration",   View 2013 Edition   View program brochure
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Summer 2012: "Computation is important for oil and gas exploration",   View 2012 Edition   View program brochure
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