UNL Raikes School's Computer Science Summer Camp

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is pleased to announce a summer learning opportunity for high school students. We are hosting “Innovate: The Raikes School Way” and “Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way” computer science camps that will be led by Executive Director of the Raikes School, Dr. Steve Cooper. This opportunity was highlighted in a 2019 Forbes article, "STEM-Focused Summer Programs for Ambitious High School Students".

During the two-week, overnight camp students will:
• Learn basic programming skills, primarily Java, and innovation concepts through a project-oriented curriculum
• Receive instruction from Raikes School faculty members and experience what classes can be like in the Raikes School
• Visit campus research labs and local businesses
• Interact with Raikes School students and staff, all of whom play a key role in the competitive selection process to our program each year

What: Innovate: The Raikes School Way & Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way

For: High School Students (primarily the graduating class of 2023)

Where: Kauffman Academic Residential Center, home of the Raikes School in the heart of Nebraska's City Campus

When: July 10-23, 2022

Cost: $1,550 (Need-based scholarship opportunities are available. Cost covers all housing, meals, instruction, and activities associated with the camp)

Programming Experience: None (in fact, no experience is preferred)

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and, if necessary, make adjustments to the camp format and activities to ensure the health and safety of participants.

Please consider sharing this invitation with interested students, as well as teachers or community partners who may encourage students to apply.

Interested students can find more details and application materials at http://raikes.unl.edu/summercamps. The video below, captured at our 2021 camp, gives you a glimpse of what students can expect to experience.

If you have any questions about the camp, please email adam.britten@unl.edu.