Courses

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE! 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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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FINANCIAL LITERACY: New to the SEA lineup of programming is a new financial literacy class focused on personal finance and entrepreneurship. This class will examine the basics of financial literacy and each student will create their own personal budget, a critical skill for teens earning their first paychecks. They will also get to learn about entrepreneurship as they create and present their own business plans. Students taking this course will further their knowledge of financial literacy, explore and grow their mathematical and critical-thinking skills, while having fun. Students enrolled in this class will leave with valuable skills they'll directly be able to apply to their lives.

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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ETHICS BOWL:What do barking dogs, biological weapons, experimental surgeries, and access ramps all have in common? They all present moral difficulties of just the sort that people have been trying to solve for thousands of years. Ethics Bowl is a type of value-driven debate that is meant to provide practice wrestling with just such questions. In this session, students will learn (1) How to think about morals in the abstract, (2) how to apply moral reasoning to particular cases, and (3) how to present conclusions effectively.

Price: $299



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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



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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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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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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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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



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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


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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



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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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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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MOCK TRIAL: Mock Trial is a collaborative activity where students portray the attorneys and witnesses in a real court case. Participants will step into the shoes of real attorneys by learning how to present speeches to a jury, examine witnesses, and argue rules to a judge. If you love to debate or argue, if you think you want to go to law school, or if you're looking to grow your public speaking skills, Mock Trial is the perfect activity for you.

Price: $599



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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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SAT TEST PREP COURSE: UMBC SAT Prep Class offers serious preparation for these high-stakes undergraduate admissions tests. All of our SAT Prep Class options include expert instruction, a proven format, all required course materials, access to diagnostic exams, and online support resources in one convenient, affordable package.

Price: $499



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SAT TEST PREP COURSE: UMBC SAT Prep Class offers serious preparation for these high-stakes undergraduate admissions tests. All of our SAT Prep Class options include expert instruction, a proven format, all required course materials, access to diagnostic exams, and online support resources in one convenient, affordable package.


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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: $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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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



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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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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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GAMING DESIGN FOR ARTIST: 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: $599



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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.

FULL DAY COURSE-9:00 to 3:00
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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