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High School In-Person Courses   

 
  • (Bio)ENGINEERING THE FUTURE - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Zachary Smith

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.

    (Bio)engineering the Future:  Our genome is the code within each of our cells that make us who we are by coding for traits such as height and eye color. Are you aware that the technology is available to edit the genome of living organisms? The CRISPR-Cas9 system has revolutionized the way researchers study life and is allowing us to create new solutions to genetic disease or even manipulate bacteria to create useful chemicals. In this course, student will experience the power of CRISPR-Cas9 firsthand in a laboratory environment. This course will provide students with a background in genetics and molecular biology, the tools associated with the CRISPR-Cas9 toolkit, and be put to the test through designing their own application of the tool to help all of humankind. 

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  • BIOTERRORISM BIOWARFARE - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Shady Grove Campus
    Instructor: Yvette Connell-Albert

    Bioterrorism and biowarfare's potential impacts on human health and the environment are cause for concern. This course will provide students with an overview of bioterrorism, including its history, potential biological agents that could be used, and methods for detecting and responding to bioterrorism incidents.

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  • CHEMICAL ENGINEERING - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Neha Raikar

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.

    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.

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  • CHESS ACADEMY - In-Person - Middle and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: 

    Chess Academy: 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 know the game and are seasoned tournament competitors.

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  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FINANCIAL LITERACY - In-Person - Middle and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Aaron Jaffey

    Entrepreneurship: Financial Literacy: Back by popular demand to the SEA lineup of programming is this 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 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.

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  • ETHICAL HACKING - In-Person - Middle and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Arjun Singh

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.

    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. This 15hr course is specially curated for students to enhance their knowledge of real cyber threats and other vital aspects of hacking, defending themselves in today's advanced Digital World. This course comprises the latest methodologies of ethical hacking and system penetration, giving a hands-on experience to the students on the latest hacking tools, techniques, and real-time case studies, which makes the student feel like a cyber ninja.

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  • ETHICAL HACKING - In-Person - 
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Arjun Singh

    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. This 15hr course is specially curated for students to enhance their knowledge of real cyber threats and other vital aspects of hacking, defending themselves in today's advanced Digital World. This course comprises the latest methodologies of ethical hacking and system penetration, giving a hands-on experience to the students on the latest hacking tools, techniques, and real-time case studies, which makes the student feel like a cyber ninja.

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  • EXPLORING THE FUTURE: ROBOTICS AND AI ADVENTURE - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Sai Manvitha Nadella

    Exploring the Future: Robotics and AI Adventure is an educational program designed to introduce high school students to the fascinating fields of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). This course provides a comprehensive understanding of robotics and AI technologies, covering both the fundamental principles and real-world applications.

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  • INTRO TO CYBERSECURITY: WEB PENETRATION TESTING FROM FIRST PRINCIPLES - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Mzati Ian Mboola

    Intro to Cybersecurity: Web Penetration Testing from First Principles: In this dynamic and engaging course designed especially for high school students, we will take students on an interactive adventure into the realm of web penetration testing, where they will learn to think and act like cybersecurity professionals. This course will open abd expand on students knowledge from Web development and Python programming courses.  Students will engage in an interactive Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge that specifically focuses on web penetration testing. This game-based approach to learning makes the process more enjoyable and engaging for students.  Using Web Emperor CTF, students will take on the role of ethical hackers tasked with securing a vulnerable web application. Students will be tasked with protecting "Kova Bank" (not a real bank) which has several vulnerabilities typical of real-world web applications.

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  • LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION POTENTIALS! AN INTRODUCTION TO BRAIN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Ashley Copenhaver

    Lights, Camera, Action Potentials! An introduction to Brain Anatomy and Physiology: 

    Have you ever wondered how the brain works? This exciting, hands-on course will take an interdisciplinary approach to teach students about brain anatomy and physiology. Students will design and carry-out experiments, learn basic programming skills, and present their results to gain confidence in science communication. The course will also examine how factors like temperature or neurodegenerative diseases impact brain function. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to work with graduate students and faculty members that specialize in neuroscience.

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  • MOCK TRIAL - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Aaron Jaffey

    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, judge jury, prosecution and defense! This interactive course is designed to introduce high school students to the concepts of legal reasoning and argument in a fun and engaging platform

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  • MODEL UN - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Aaron Jaffey

    MODEL UN: This course is an immersive experience in international diplomacy, designed to replicate the functions of the United Nations. Students will assume the roles of delegates representing different countries and engage in simulated diplomatic negotiations, debates, and discussions. The course aims to develop a deep understanding of global issues, enhance research and public speaking skills, and foster the ability to collaborate on complex international challenges.

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  • MUSIC ACADEMY: VOCALS I Beginners/Intermediate - In-Person - Middle and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Janice Jackson

    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.

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  • MUSIC ACADEMY: VOCALS II Intermediate/Advanced - In-Person - Middle and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Janice Jackson

    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.

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  • POLITICAL DEBATE & CURRENT EVENTS - In-Person - Middle and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Aaron Jaffey

    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. Through preparation of arguments, learn the art of persuasion, practice research skills and develop the ability to think like a historian. Students will explore topics of debate including gun control, immigration, limits to the freedom of speech, American foreign relations, and other topics related to political current events. There will also be a student-choice debate which is a lot of fun.

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  • ROLE PLAYER GAME EXPLORATION - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Steve McAlpine

    Role Player Game Exploration: From Dungeons and Dragons to a new role playing game developed at UMBC called Organic Panic!, Professor Steven McAlpine has played and developed role playing games for the past three decades. S In this summer session, students will also learn the foundations of game theory, techniques for developing RPG's and technologies and apps that have helped us to create immersive experiences for players. Students will learn about the development of our latest science-based RPG entitled 'Mission to Europa' and will compete in teams to play the Organic Panic! game on our final day of our session.

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  • SAT TEST PREP COURSE - In-Person - High School
  • Fee: $499.00
    Dates: 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor:

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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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  • SPORTS BROADCASTING - In-Person - Middle and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Zach Seidel

    Sports Broadcasting:  "Boo-yah!" "Let's get readyyyyyy to rumbllllllle!"  "He could go all the way!"  "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!" "Juuuust 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.

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  • THE JAPANESES CULTURAL EXPERIENCE - In-Person - Middle and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: Tomoko Hoogenboom

    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. 

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  • WEARABLE TECH VENTURES (WTV)- GLOBAL YOUTH HACKATHON - In-Person - Middle School and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: LaKisha Greenwade

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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.

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  • WEARABLE TECH, AI, VR & ENTREPRENEURSHIP - In-Person - Middle and High School
  • Fee: $299.00
    Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Daily
    Building: UMBC Campus
    Instructor: LaKisha Greenwade

    Wearable Tech, AI, VR & Entrepreneurship: What do the human body, music, video games and artificial intelligence have in common? Wearable Technology. Students will have the opportunity to explore innovations from the realm of AI, virtual reality, med tech and haptics while developing innovative ideas of their own. The world is constantly changing and the tech innovators of the world will know how to develop AI models and use data to create products we need everyday. Students will not only redefine themselves as innovators but future entrepreneurs with a plan. Students who complete the course will earn an ethical AI product development certificate from Wearable Tech Ventures and have the opportunity to pitch future wearable products to leading tech corporations.

     

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