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2023 Summer Technology Camps

Develop your skills, or learn something completely new, in our hands-on summer STEM camps for high school students.

Our one-week camps provide learning opportunities that improve students' computer skills. Faculty from the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in Indianapolis teach the sessions and help students to explore in-demand career options.

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Cost & Financial Aid

$399
Per camp
$319.20
Per camp with IU employee discount.
Request your discount code by emailing LuddyUGD@iu.edu.

Cost includes

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply for a need-based scholarship
Student using VR headset

Location

Informatics and Communications Technology Complex
535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Parking

Parking will be validated for visitors who park in the Gateway Garage (525 N Blackford Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202).

$500 college scholarships

Earn a one-time $500 scholarship for attending a week long camp. Must be a high school student graduating in 2024 and be admitted to a Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at IUPUI bachelor's degree program.

Camps

Students designing games

Game Design

Are you enthralled by PlayStation 4 or Xbox One games? Do you have an idea for a gaming world that you want to bring to life? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to become a beginning game developer! Using Unreal 4—the world's leading game engine that was used to create "Batman: Arkham Asylum," "Gears of War," and the "Final Fantasy 7" remake—you'll learn to create a fully playable, original 3-D world complete with lands, buildings, and all kinds of objects from the world of gaming. You won't need previous experience.

Mathew Powers

Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9
Student designing a 3D model

3D and Mixed Reality

We will take a first look at how to create 3D models and textures, and how to make animations the way the professionals do it. You will learn the basics of using Maya, the industry-standard animation package, as well as how to make animations feel lifelike. Over the course of the camp, you will work on a final 3D animation of your choosing. No previous experience necessary.

Students will need to bring a smartphone or tablet to run Augmented Reality projects. If their device can run Pokémon Go, it will work for this workshop. If a student cannot bring a device, they will work with previews of AR projects on a desktop computer.

Kevin Miller

Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9
Student working with big health data

Digital Biology

On average, 99.9% of human DNA is common among all humans. What parts of the human genome are variable? How can 0.1% difference lead to different hair colors, eye colors, blood types, and all the other characteristics that make us all unique? How can we use computers to help answer these questions? In this summer camp, we'll examine these questions and more, as we harness the computing power of modern computers and dive into the world of human genetics. You won't need any previous programming or biology experience.

Xander Krohannon

Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9
Student designing a character

Advanced Creature/Character Design

Do you love creatures and aliens? Do you have a sketchbook full of original creations? Now you can bring them to life through technology! You'll learn to draw, animate, and create a creature, alien or other characters to share with your friends and family—and how to use the Spore Creature Creator Engine. To help bring your creations to life, you'll study myths, legends, biology, and evolution—and how your creatures fit into video games, comic books, movies, and more. You'll also explore the creation of Pokémon and its worldwide success.

Mathew Powers

Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16
Student designing a 2D animation

2D Illustration and Animation

In this camp, you'll dive into the foundations of 2D Animation both narratively and graphically. We will discuss The Hero's Journey, which will give you an understanding of how stories are structured and why they're structured that way. Then we'll spend the majority of your time with the 12 Principles of Animation and the Animation Pipeline to explore how stories are presented visually. You will leave this camp with a complete property—a whole story you've developed on your own, ready to tell through comics, television, or film.

David Perry

Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16
Student designing an AI bot

Exploring Opportunities in Data Science

This workshop offers participants the opportunity to engage in data-driven projects in the emerging field of data science. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills in our hands-on summer STEM camp for high school students. All our sessions will focus on individual and group projects where you will work with different teams to address everyday problems in our society. You will also be able to learn the foundations of data science and create visualization dashboards for your unique idea. Our one-week camp will provide learning experience that improve students' computing and critical thinking skills. Faculty from the School of Informatics and Computing will teach the sessions and help students to explore in-demand career options.

Sylvester Inkoom

Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16
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