Courses

DATA SCIENCE I: Data Science is currently one of the fastest growing fields in the world. Employers want to make evidence based decisions which requires data manipulation and analysis. Many high schools have not made or are not equipped to handle this transition towards data science. UMBC's Data Science Academy curriculum was created to spark an interest in high school students who want to learn more about this expanding field. The data science program is an overview to topics discussed in introductory data science and statistics courses. This program was designed to provide students with exposure to a wide variety of topics that will prepare them for AP Statistics course, elements of a high school programming course and a college level data science course. This program gives students an edge with critical skills that colleges and employers see as essential in almost every math, science, computer and engineering field. In DATA SCIENCE I students develop the ability to mine, manipulate and visualize data. Learn how to extract data from websites such as Wikipedia, GitHub and other data science websites.

Price: $299



June 26-30, 2023, UMBC Main Campus
July 10-14, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

DATA SCIENCE I: Data Science is currently one of the fastest growing fields in the world. Employers want to make evidence based decisions which requires data manipulation and analysis. Many high schools have not made or are not equipped to handle this transition towards data science. UMBC's Data Science Academy curriculum was created to spark an interest in high school students who want to learn more about this expanding field. The data science program is an overview to topics discussed in introductory data science and statistics courses. This program was designed to provide students with exposure to a wide variety of topics that will prepare them for AP Statistics course, elements of a high school programming course and a college level data science course. This program gives students an edge with critical skills that colleges and employers see as essential in almost every math, science, computer and engineering field. In DATA SCIENCE I students develop the ability to mine, manipulate and visualize data. Learn how to extract data from websites such as Wikipedia, GitHub and other data science websites.

Price: $299



June 26-30, 2023, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

EXPLORING THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE: Learning is exciting and fun during the summer thanks to STEM summer courses. This exciting and fun STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) provides students with the chance to further their learning and explore STEM concepts they might not otherwise learn about in their classrooms.

Price: $299



July 10-14, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

GAME BUILDING WITH PYTHON: This course serves as an introduction to learning how to program using the Python programming language: one of the most popular programming languages used in real-world projects. What better way to make programming exciting for young learners than by building a game? In this course, we will build a simple game in one week breaking it down to learn how the components of the game all come together starting with the basics.

Price: $299



July 24-28, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

INTRO TO THE WORLD OF PROGRAMMING: Ever wonder what's behind your favorite video game? It's CODE! This course is designed with the aspiring programmer in mind! Have fun coding with the Code for Life open source game as it starts from the introduction of programming concepts and slowly moves up into advanced skills and techniques.This course is designed for beginners of any age.

Price: $299


July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

DATA SCIENCE II: As we move into the twenty-first century, the need for workers with advanced understanding and experience in data science is vital. In this second course, (only available for students who have taken Data Science and the Power of Statistics) you will learn to create advanced visualizations, develop a web application to visualize graphics dynamically and manipulate data with top of the line tools. This class is being offered after numerous requests by students to go deeper into the materials.

Price: $299



July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

CRYPTOGRAPHY AND SYSTEMS SECURITY: Don't be a victim. Protect your information! This course focuses on techniques for securing data and communication from adversaries. The course covers cryptography foundations and provides opportunities to create and break codes. Students will be introduced to security trends, organizational security, encryption, network security, and system security. They will also have the chance to explore the critical applications of this technology.

Price: $299



July 24-28, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

CYBERSECURITY 1: Information technology security is a constantly evolving field that most people do not fully understand. Since networked technologies have become integral to our lives, we all need to know how to protect our devices and networks. It is common to read about cybersecurity and data breaches almost every day. Google, Uber, Target, and government agencies are constantly under threat.

Price: $299



July 10-14, 2023, UMBC Main Campus
July 24-28, 2023, UMBC Main Campus
July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

CYBERSECURITY 1: Information technology security is a constantly evolving field that most people do not fully understand. Since networked technologies have become integral to our lives, we all need to know how to protect our devices and networks. It is common to read about cybersecurity and data breaches almost every day. Google, Uber, Target, and government agencies are constantly under threat.

Price: $299



July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

Cyber 2: Exploring the challenges of modern cybersecurity builds on what students learn in Cyber 1.  This course explores the challenges that programmers are faced with in a rapidly changing, highly volatile environment.  This hands on course, challenges students to apply what they have learned into practical applications.

Price: $299



July 10-14, 2023, UMBC Main Campus
July 24-28, 2023, UMBC Main Campus
July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

Cyber 2: Exploring the challenges of modern cybersecurity builds on what students learn in Cyber 1.  This course explores the challenges that programmers are faced with in a rapidly changing, highly volatile environment.  This hands on course, challenges students to apply what they have learned into practical applications.

Price: $299



July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

CYBERSECURITY 3: Deepen your understanding, competencies, and skills with this weeklong course in cybersecurity. Advanced Cybersecurity students will have a command of web application security, exploitation, and cryptography. Completion of Cyber 1 or 2 is required, and programming experience in C++, Java, Javascript, Python and/or PHP is highly recommended as prerequisites to this next-level course.

Price: $299



July 10-14, 2023, UMBC Main Campus
July 24-28, 2023, UMBC Main Campus
July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

CYBERSECURITY 3: Deepen your understanding, competencies, and skills with this weeklong course in cybersecurity. Advanced Cybersecurity students will have a command of web application security, exploitation, and cryptography. Completion of Cyber 1 and 2 are required, and programming experience in C++, Java, Javascript, Python and/or PHP is highly recommended as prerequisites to this next-level course.

Price: $299



July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: OPTICAL EFFECTS AROUND US: Optics in engineering are used every day in grocery stores, airports, cameras, wearable tech, cars, and homes. How does light interact with matter? What is the source of color? What is the difference between coherent and incoherent light? This course will answer these questions and many more. Optical effects from the electrical engineering perspective are rooted in physics, and this class will spark your curiosity and appetite to learn more about the concepts of Optics. The course will be an experiential learning platform, provide insight and offer a practical introduction of how to appreciate the numerous applications of optics around you.

Price: $299



July 10-14, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

ETHICAL HACKING: Want to become an Ethical Hacker? Learn to hack like a black hat and secure like a white hat hacker. Ethical hacking is a practice of detecting vulnerabilities in an application, system, or organization's infrastructure and bypassing system security to identify potential data breaches and threats in a network. This beginner-friendly course acts as a launch pad for your cybersecurity career and aims to walk you through the basic concepts of ethical hacking.

Price: $299



July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

HTML WEB DEVELOPMENT: A website's main elements, such as text and images, are structured using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). CSS is used for styling, and JavaScript is used for interactive features. With this course, students will learn to build a mobile-friendly, responsive website from scratch, an essential skill for any aspiring developer. This course will cover HTML, CSS, and Javascript for developing website front- and backends. By the end of the week, students will have the tools necessary to build their own websites and be competitive in their field!

Price: $299



July 24-28, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON PROGRAMMING: Want to learn about machine learning, data science, web development, web scraping, or gaming? This introductory course will help you get your basics strong in Python programming and equip you with fundamental knowledge. In this hands-on course, you will learn and understand the concepts of Python by doing in-class exercises and mini-projects. We will explore using practical applications, the conditionals and looping concepts by solving several hurdles of the 'Reeborg's world', the working of functions and much more.

Price: $299



June 26-30, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: THE MAGIC OF FLUIDS: The Magic of Fluids is a unique one-week academic summer program on fluid mechanics for junior and senior high school students who have a thirst for knowledge and love to learn by doing. Not only will you be exposed to state-of-the-art research and facilities in the Computational Mechanics Laboratory, but you will also learn foundational science of fluids.

Price: $299



June 26-30, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

METAVERSE, WEARABLE TECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP:What do the human body, music, and video games have in common? Wearable Technology. Students will have the opportunity to explore innovations from the realm of virtual reality and haptics while developing innovative ideas of their own. The world is constantly changing, especially in the midst of a pandemic, yet those influencing it the most are tech innovators of the world.Students will not only redefine themselves as innovators but future entrepreneurs with a plan.

Price: $299



July 17-21, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

METAVERSE, WEARABLE TECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP:What do the human body, music, and video games have in common? Wearable Technology. Students will have the opportunity to explore innovations from the realm of virtual reality and haptics while developing innovative ideas of their own. The world is constantly changing, especially in the midst of a pandemic, yet those influencing it the most are tech innovators of the world.Students will not only redefine themselves as innovators but future entrepreneurs with a plan.

Price: $299



July 17-21, 2023, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

SOLD OUT! CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: This unique course is a fun and fascinating look at the world of chemical engineering. Chemical engineering has a wide range of applications outside of conventional petroleum refining. Breakthroughs in pharmaceutical drug delivery, chemical production, water treatment, and air pollution are some of the cutting-edge applications being developed every day. Students will spend the week conducting hands-on experiments and demonstrations highlighting the field's versatility. Students will learn about materials and energy balance fundamentals, chemical reactions, and the numerous areas in which they are used. The course will also examine how these concepts apply to environmental and biochemical engineering.

Price: $299



July 24-28, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

SOLD OUT! SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING: How to Build and Race a Kinetic Sculpture How do a group of students design, build and race a bicycle powered work of art that can float, go through sand and mud, and survive 15 miles of Baltimore roads? It all starts with the plan and a great design. This workshop will engage creative students in building the model prototype and challenge them to work as a group to propose the kinetic sculpture design for UMBC students to build during the Fall 2022 semester.

ONE WEEK COURSE, ALL DAY, 9:00-4:00 Price: $599



June 26-30, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

WEARABLE TECH VENTURES (WTV)- GLOBAL YOUTH HACKATHON:Over the course of a week, middle and high school students will be immersed in Wearable Tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imagination to create interesting and innovative hacks and product ideas. WTV Global Youth Hackathon is not a typical hackathon: it's a registered 501c3 nonprofit providing a welcoming, engaging, and creative environment to support all students, girls, minorities and abilities alike. This annual gathering allows everyone ranging from beginners to seasoned hackers to explore technology and develop their skills as engineers, designers, and creators. Registered students will receive hands on instruction and mentoring in closed sessions from industry experts, access to complimentary workshops such as app and chat and chatbot development.

Price: $299



July 24-28, 2023, UMBC Main Campus

WEARABLE TECH VENTURES (WTV): GLOBAL YOUTH HACKATHON:Over the course of a week, middle and high school students will be immersed in Wearable Tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imagination to create interesting and innovative hacks and product ideas. WTV Global Youth Hackathon is not a typical hackathon: it's a registered 501c3 nonprofit providing a welcoming, engaging, and creative environment to support all students, girls, minorities and abilities alike. This annual gathering allows everyone ranging from beginners to seasoned hackers to explore technology and develop their skills as engineers, designers, and creators. Registered students will receive hands on instruction and mentoring in closed sessions from industry experts, access to complimentary workshops such as app and chat and chatbot development.

Price: $299



July 24-28, 2023, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)