Courses

ANIME & JAPANESE CULTURE: DIRECTOR'S CUT: Imagination and skills merge in this exploration of Anime and Japanese Culture. Go deeper into the minds of groundbreaking Japanese anime directors, like Hayao Miyazaki, Mamoru Oshii, Shin'ichiro Watanabe, Isao Takahata, and Tezuka, to analyze the different interpretations, share opinions, and understand the hidden messages inside these films.

Price: $250


July 26-30, 2021, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
ANIME & JAPANESE CULTURE: Anime is a cartoon, right? When you think of anime do you imagine large eyes, colorful hair, and funny outfits?  If only it were that simple. Anime has always been used to tell the story of Japanese culture and society. The Japanese culture reflected in anime is so pervasive, yet elusive, and this course guides you into the unique world of how anime has become a world wide phenomenon.
Price: $250


July 19-23, 2021, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
ART 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 virtual 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 2021 semester.

Price: $250



August 16-20, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

ASTROPHYSICS: COSMIC DISTANCES: How did our ancient ancestors know so much about the stars? How did they measure distances with such precision between the moon and the sun? This course explores the astrophysical theories, ideas and concepts determining distances between us and other planets, stars, star clusters and galaxies. Spend a week exploring the parallax effect, energy conversion, photometry, spectroscopy, thermal radiation, luminosity, stellar evolution, the Doppler Shift and more!

Price: $250


June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
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: $250



June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 5-9, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 12-16, 2021, 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 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: $250


June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 5-9, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 12-16, 2021, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)

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: $250



July 5-9, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 12-16, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

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: $250



July 26-30, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

DATA SCIENCE III:As we move into the twenty-first century, the need for workers with advanced understanding, experience, and communication in data science is vital. As student progress to Data Science III, they develop and hone their data science skills needed to dissect some of the more involved problems and challenging issues that come with analyzing data. Data Science III will teach students to blend foundational and intermediate computer science skills with data analytics to manipulate and/or aggregate multidimensional data into a format that can be analyzed within the R using the tidyverse.

Price: $250



August 16-20, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

FINANCIAL LITERACY AND INVESTMENT STRATEGY: Students get a chance to try their own hand at what it's like investing money. Students will increase their knowledge of financial literacy by examining various real world scenarios and investment strategies. Throughout the session, the class explores ways to invest money. Students role up their sleeves and jump in, as they take part in a stock market game competition. To make the competition even more fun, the winners of the sock market game will earn Amazon gift cards!


Price: $250


June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
GAMING DESIGN FOR ARTISTS: Transform your passion for art and gaming into new tech skills while you create your own video game. Building new computer games takes cooperation between lots of different people with different skills. In this week-long course, you'll find out what it's like working as a digital artist in a game development team together with programmers to build your own video game.

FULL DAY COURSE-9:00 to 3:00
Price: $495


August 16-20, 2021, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
GAMING DESIGN FOR PROGRAMMERS: Transform your passion for gaming into new tech skills and create your own video game. Building new computer games takes cooperation between lots of different people with different skills. In this week-long course, you'll find out what it's like working as a programmer in a game development team together with artists to build your own video game.
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Price: $495


August 16-20, 2021, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
LEAD:LEADERSHIP EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT LEAD is a curriculum of interactive activities designed to cultivate leadership excellence. Each activity is specifically designed to help students enhance their leadership competencies and develop their leadership potential. LEAD is grounded in the Seven C's Social Change Leadership Model.

Price $250



July 19-23, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
LEADERSHIP FOR POSITIVE CHANGE: The world more is complex and the next generation of change agents are needed to take on the new challenges. Today's world needs inspired, service-oriented leaders now more than ever. What does it mean to be a leader? Do you lead with your voice or with your actions? Each of us has the capacity to be an inspired leader and this course helps students identify their unique leadership strengths and core values. Cultivate the leader within you to become your best self!
Price: $250


July 5-9, 2021, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
GUITAR BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Do you enjoy playing around on the the guitar with your friends? Do you want to learn the basics or improve the skills you already have? The SEA Music Academy invites guitarists of any level or ability to participate in an intensive, fun week-long course designed to help anyone improve their guitar skills.

Price: $250



July 5-9, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
GUITAR INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: Do you love playing guitar and want to take your skills to the next level? This course is designed to help students move beyond the basics and hone their skills playing guitar. The SEA Guitar Academy invites intermediate and advanced guitarists to participate in an intensive, fun week-long course designed to challenge and improve their guitar skills.

Price: $250



July 12-16, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

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: $250



July 26-30, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

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: $250



July 26-30, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

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: $250



July 19-23, 2021, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
SAT TEST PREP COURSE: This 4 week, 8 sessions online workshop prepares high school students to take the SAT undergraduate college entrance exam. Taking the SAT can be very stressful, but it doesn't have to be. With so much riding on your score, taking an SAT preparation class is something every student should consider.

Early Bird Pricing available six weeks prior to start of session: $470

Regular Price $495



July 6-29, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDENT ACTIVISM: How can young people have their voices heard and make a difference in such complex times? The pervasive Covid-19 pandemic, world-wide racial uprisings, accelerated climate change, increased food and housing insecurity and attacks on human rights laws are just some of the issues students must confront. The need for people first, "walk the talk" bravery and bold action is never more apparent than in this collective present moment of our global history. There is new thinking and right action that honors and expands the lessons from all of our national and global historical truths. What does it mean to be a young, social justice activist today? Explore and learn about what it takes to become a Social Justice Student Activist. Learn how you can be the change you want to see in the world.Price: $250


July 19-23, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

MACHINE LEARNING AND STATISTICS 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. For MACHINE LEARNING AND STATISTICS I the concept of "Inference" is foundational in students understanding of statistics. Students will not only learn the fundamentals of statistics, but also acquire the ability to implement supervised machine learning algorithms. This course will reinforce R programming skills (learned in Data Science I) by developing and learning the skill of inference (probability, counting, and sampling distributions).

Price: $250



July 12-16, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

MACHINE LEARNING AND STATISTICS II: 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 Statistics II course is for students who would like to get a head start on college level material that is digestible for high school students.

Price: $250



July 19-23, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
THRIVING WITH MINDFULNESS: PATHWAYS TO WELLBEING-LIVE ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS (Middle & High School): 2020 has been a year full of unprecedented uncertainty and change that has created enormous amounts of anxiety and stress for all of us. With the impact of prolonged social isolation, fear and anxiety associated with COVID, and the racial and political unrest in our country, learning how to take care of our mental health could not be more important. During this time we have an opportunity to get still and look within to understand and work with our anxiety and stress, creating new habits that will help us to eventually move from coping to thriving. We may not be able to control our circumstances but we can control how we relate to and work with them.

Price: $200


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VIRTUAL REALITY, 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: $250



July 12-16, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
WEB DEVELOPMENT: Learn how to create your own website this summer with our Web Development summer program! In Web Development, students will learn how to build their own mobile-friendly, responsive website. Students will learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript. By the end of the week, students will have the tools necessary to build their own websites!

Price: $250



July 5-9, 2021, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)