Computer Science will host Creative Game Design Camp

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Memphis will host its third annual Creative Game

Design Camp for high school students from July 10-14. This camp introduces students to programming and game design concepts through the RenPy visual novel engine for Python. Students will work in teams to create their own games and present the finished product at the end of the camp. Tuition for the week-long camp is $250; a limited number of need- and merit-based scholarships are available. More information and registration can be found here.

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March For Science Memphis

Demo at Memphis March For Science

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National Flight Academy Summer Program

Full info HERE

Description:

Across the country, communities are rallying support to focus on student success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The NFA Centers of Inspiration provide a holistic approach to inspiring student interest and engaging them in order to keep them challenged and excited about pursing STEM curriculum. The A.I.R. program takes place on board Ambition, located on the grounds of the National Naval Aviation museum in Pensacola, Florida. For multiple days, 8th – 11th graders compete against each other in engaging and intense real-life scenarios that combine the thrill of flight with critical thinking techniques.

Program Sponsored by the FedEx Express, Memphis BLACKHAWKS, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, Tuskegee Airmen Memphis and Women In Aviation. Free to students who are selected.

Deadline to apply April 30, 2017.

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GenCyber Boot Camp 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP June 12-16| HIGH SCHOOL CAMP June 19-23

GenCyber Boot Camp Sessions are held daily from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Download the GenCyber flyer 2017

To register, please complete this Form.

About the GenCyber Boot Camp

The University of Memphis is excited to host the 2017 GenCyber Boot Camp for middle and high school students. The camp will cover various aspects of Cyber Hygiene and students will learn about privacy, security and safe browsing on the Internet. They will also be introduced to cyber ethics and participate in hands-on sessions that are educational, fun and challenging. There will be opportunities to meet cyber experts and industry professionals.

The week will culminate in a competition where students will demonstrate online activities following best practices. This day camp is funded in part by the National Security Agency through their GenCyber program and there is no cost for attending the camp.

Students will also learn about Cyber programs at the University of Memphis, a nationally-designated Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (CfIA). For questions regarding the camp please call 901.678.3916/3418 or email us at um-GenCyber@memphis.edu.

Website: http://www.memphis.edu/cfia/projects/gencyber.php

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Team Heading to Championships

Just found out that Team 5002 – The Collierville Dragons are heading to the Houston Championship. Good Luck Team!

Dragon’s Robot being shipped off to Championships

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