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SESSION 3: July 15th to July 19th – High School

AM Block 8:30 am – 11:30 am
PM Block 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All Day 8:30 am – 3:00 pm


AM Block 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Cyber 1: Introduction into the World of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity lock icon.

One Week: June 24th to June 28th, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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What to Expect: While we see the outcomes from lack of cybersecurity in the news via breaches, many don’t know the full scope of the exciting world of cybersecurity! The Introduction into the World of Cybersecurity summer camp experience promises to expose participants to exciting hands-on activities by top industry professionals in ethical hacking, digital forensics, and open source investigation. Participants will discuss industry requirements, and explore the possibilities of choosing a career in cybersecurity. Activities will also include a field trip to the Cyber Security Operations Center at Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Cyber 2: Exploring Challenges in Cybersecurity

Cyber Lock

One Week: June 24th to June 28th, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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What to Expect: Exploring the challenges of modern cybersecurity builds on what students learn in Cyber 1. This course workshop 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.

All students must have taken Cyber 1 to enroll in Cyber 2.

Cyber 3: Advanced Cybersecurity Game Design/Development

Cyber Lock

One Week: June 24th to June 28th, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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What to Expect: Advanced Cybersecurity is the logical step to take your understanding and skill of cybersecurity to the next level. In this week-long course, students learn about topics in web application security, exploitation, cryptography, and others. Completion of Cyber 1/2 is required and programming experience in C++, Java, Javascript, Python and/or PHP is highly recommended as prerequisites to this next level course.

 

Anime and Japanese Culture

Anime Boy

One Week: July 8th to July 12th, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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What to Expect: What are some of anime’s greatest directors trying to convey to audiences?  Building on the knowledge learned in Anime and Japanese Culture, go deeper into the thinking of groundbreaking Japanese anime directors like Hayao Miyazaki, Mamoru Oshii, Shin’ichiro Watanabe, Isao Takahata and Osamu Tezuka. Watch clips from anime classics, then analyze what kinds of messages and themes are being expressed.  Explore different interpretation, share opinions and seek what messages you might be missing.

Imagination and skills merge… Using iPads, get an introduction into software that allows you to create your own anime. Building on the stories developed in Anime and Japanese Culture, you will transform your flip-book story into your very own digital anime to share with family, friends or even on social media.

YouTube Production

YouTube Film Reel

One Week: July 15th to July 19th, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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What to Expect: Do you enjoy VLogs and Streams? 1.8 billion people watch over 5 billion videos each day! In a competitive viewing environment your videos have to stand out from everyone elses. Become a content creator and add to the 300 hours of video uploaded every minute on the internet. Stream and contribute to the almost 3 million Twitch streams each month (including FortNight Twitch stream). These online platforms are rapidly becoming more popular than traditional video outlets and will soon bypass Television in viewers and content produced. In addition to using your phone cameras, students will go behind the scenes in a High Definition Studio, learn how to shoot, edit, upload and stream with professional cameras, editing suites and green screen. This course will teach you the skills to take your content to the next level, and be like all your favorite online personalities and streamers.

 


PM Block 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Game Design

Retro video game.

One Week: July 15th to July 19th, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Have you ever wondered how video games like Fortnite are made? Gaming is a billion dollar industry. From indie to multiplayer PvP games, game designers and developers all have to start somewhere. Our Introduction to Game Design and Development teaches students the nuts and bolts. It all starts with coding. Get familiar with Java and C++. Students will learn the foundations of game design and build on these skills to understand what it takes to develop your own game.

This class can be taken multiple times.  Repeating courses takes students deeper into the material builds their understanding, competency and skill.

LEAD: Leadership Exploration and Development

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One Week: July 15th to July 19th, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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What to Expect: The world needs leaders now more than ever regardless of age, rLEAD is a curriculum of interactive  workshops and experiences designed to cultivate leadership excellence. Each workshop and experiences is specifically designed to help students enhance their leadership competencies as well as develop their leadership potential. Each LEAD workshop is grounded in the Seven C’s Social Change Leadership Model.

The Social Change Model examines leadership development from three different perspectives:

Individual: What personal qualities are we attempting to foster and develop in those who participate in a leadership development program?  What personal qualities are most supportive of group functioning and positive social change?

Group: How can the collaborative leadership development process be designed not only to facilitate the development of the desired individual qualities (above) but also to effect positive social change?

Community:Toward what social ends is the leadership development activity directed?  What kinds of activities are the most effective in energizing the group and in developing desired personal qualities in the individual?

Workshop topics will include; Leadership Theory, Communication Skills, Multiculturalism, Creating a Vision, Ethical Decision Making, Who Am I? and Collaborating with Difficult People.

Participants will learn:

  • To improve their leadership competence and cultivate their leadership potential
  • To develop practical application and increase understanding of leadership roles
  • To connect everyday activities to  leadership roles and organizational activities.
  • To develop the skills needed to have a positive impact on their community
  • To better understand how to apply leadership to their life

Branding Yourself on Social Media

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One Week: July 15th to July 19th, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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What to Expect: In this course, students will learn the importance of social media and how it helps develop their brand. Students will also learn the importance of social media as the modern resumé, and how it can be used to help (or even hinder) future employment or educational opportunities. Finally, students will learn the basics of how to create creative content, via video editing and photoshop.

 


All Day 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

How Girls Code (9th Grade Only)

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One Week: July 15th to July 19th, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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At the Mind, Body, & Coding camp, girls will challenge their minds through coding and robotics as well as nurture their bodies through meditation and yoga. Each day girls will enjoy block- or text-based programming classes, yoga instruction, robotics workshops, presentations from guest speakers and tours of the UMBC campus. At the end of this week-long summer coding camp, the girls will showcase their achievements.

Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarships cover up to 80% of registration fees.

We prioritize these registration discounts to girls who qualify for free or reduced meals (FARMs) at school. To verify income, we request you send us a copy of the letter sent by school districts confirming this status. Please send documentation to see@umbc.edu. We will notify you of the discount award and camp fee upon confirmation of FARMs status.

Students who are not eligible for Free and Reduced Meals may also apply for scholarships. If you would like to request registration fee assistance, please visit http://www.howgirlscode.com/scholarships, complete the form and we will be in touch with you.

Moot Court

Statue holding justice scales.

One Week: July 15th to July 19th, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 am
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What to Expect: Are you curious about what the Constitution means?  Do you like to argue your point of view? If so, Moot Court is for you. You will learn how to argue before the Supreme Court using a fictitious case that is relevant to our times and will mimic the real thing in an actual mock trial courtroom. Along the way, you will gain confidence in public speaking and learn how the legal system works. We will also take a trip to Washington DC to tour the Supreme Court. At the end of the two week program, we will hold an oral argument at the University of Baltimore Law School. There, you will have a chance to show off your skills as a lawyer and a Supreme Court justice. Check out this article from the Baltimore Sun about this Course.