Courses

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CHESS: Chess teaches critical thinking and problem solving, giving students the mental discipline needed to succeed in school and in life. Studies have shown that chess helps kids to improve their math and reading skills. Spend a week learning chess from instructors who are seasoned tournament competitors. The summer Chess Academy teaches students of all different skill levels.

Price: $299



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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



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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



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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



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MOCK TRIAL: Are you interested in debate, and want to experience what happens in a courtroom first hand? Do you think you have a future in law? Mock Trial is a simulation of a courtroom trial with a judge, jury, prosecution and defense! This interactive course is designed to introduce middle school age students to the concepts of legal reasoning and argument in a fun and engaging platform.

Price: $299



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VOCALS I: This class focuses on the fundamentals of vocal instruction and technique. Whether you are an aspiring virtuoso or a novice trying to find your singing voice, this program provides an engaging and rewarding musical experience that will expand student's horizons. Students will receive group voice work in a master repertoire class with students of similar experience and skill, individualized coaching, music theory and sight reading instruction.

Price: $299



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VOCALS II: This class focuses on the maturing vocal students interested in the honing and strengthening of their vocal instrument through an intensive week long program of instruction. This program provides an engaging and rewarding musical experience that will push students and help them reach their full potential. Students will receive group voice work in a master repertoire class with students of similar experience and skill, individualized coaching, music theory and sight reading instruction.

Price: $299



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POLITICAL DEBATE: Did you know that UMBC has one of the top 5 debate teams in the country? Learn the art of persuasion and how to craft a winning argument. This session will explore debate strategies and techniques. Have a fantastic time arguing, discussing current events and engaging in spirited debates over all kinds of topics... including freedom of speech!

Price: $299



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SPORTS BROADCASTING: "Boo-yah!" "Let's get readyyyyyy to rumblllllle!" "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!" "Juuuuuust a bit outside." We have all heard these famous lines from broadcasters. One day, this could be you commenting on a sports event!Students will learn the basics of broadcasting sporting events by speaking and learning from leaders in the industry. Students will explore all the ins-and-outs of sports broadcasting and all the different equipment and positions that are used. They will learn about working in the production truck, camera operations, graphics engines and how to make highlight packages, among other tasks.

Price: $299



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STOCK MARKET: FINANCIAL LITERACY: Students get a chance to try their own hand at what it is like investing money. Students will increase their knowledge of financial literacy by examining investment strategies and advanced stock market topics such as option trading. Students role up their sleeves and jump right in, as they take part in a stock market game competition. To make the competition even more fun, the winners of the stock market game will earn Amazon gift cards!

Price: $299



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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



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THE JAPANESE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: What comes to your mind when you hear Japanese culture? Origami? Tea ceremony? Kendo? Anime? Manga? J-pop? Whatever came to your mind, you are in the right place! Japanese culture is mixed with long lasting traditions and new concepts.

Price: $299



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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



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