University of North Texas
Department of Computer Science
Texas Discovery Park
XBox Game Development Camp
XBox Game Development Camp
UNT - Dallas Campus
Lewisville ISD and Carrollton ISD Camps and other locations
Lewisville 6/22/09 - 6/26/09
Carrollton 7/6/09 - 7/10/09
Teacher /Counselor Robocamp
Please do not submit an application for these camps. Selection will be done through the school Math and Science courses. Announcement will be made through the school system near the end of March. Please do not contact Lewisville or Carrollton ISD prior to that time.
The XBox Game
Development camps are limited to students who will be entering the 10th
thru 12th grades in August 2009
NEW THIS YEAR: Scholarships!!!!
Thanks to a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission Youth in Technology Program, we will be offering 5 scholarships in Fall 2009 to UNT in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology in the amount of $4000 each for an academic year. The first requirement is that the student must have participated in at least one UNT CSE camp activity between 2005 and 2009. In Fall 2010 we will have 10 of the $4000 scholarships available. More details will be on our website soon.
VIEW THE WEBSITES AND PICTURES FROM THE PREVIOUS CAMPS
Click here for the 2007 Education Week Article
This year the Robocamp programs will be 5 days in length. We will mix the content of our Echallenge camps from 2007 into the 5 day format, with approximately 2.5 days spent directly on Robotics, and the remaining period spend on engineering design, critical thinking and programming topics - all with numerous hands-on activities and experiments. Each camp will incorporate an individual or team design competition, with certificates and prizes awarded to the best designs.
We will be hosting a total of 4 open-enrollment camps this year. Two of these camps will be for young women ages 14-18. The remaining two camps will be for young men in the same 14-18 grade rangerange. Each camp will be limited to 20 participants.
An additional two camps will be closed enrollment for students in the Lewisville Independent School District and Carrollton ISD for middle school 7th and 8th grade students. We plan to offer more of these mobile camps in other North Texas school districts in the coming years as funding is available.
We will also be hosting four camps for 20 middle school and high school counselors and teachers.will be two days in length.
Finally, for those young women and young men who have previously attended any of the Robocamps in 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2008 we are offering a 3 day Advanced Robotics Workshop that will run concurrently with our counselor camps. These camps will offer students the opportunity to work with a number of different robot and software platforms to develop some interesting and unique designs and applications of their own. The camp will be relatively unstructured, so students should only attend if they would like to seriously pursue advanced concepts of their own creation. Several contests with prizes will be sponsored during this workshop, and students will be expected to make presentations and offer demonstrations of their work. Students will also interact regularly with the attendees at the Counselor camp. Registration is limited to 20 students per workshop with an approximate 50/50 enrollment of men and women preserved.
And check out the requirements to the left for our new XBox Game Development Camp. LEarn to build your own video games and play them on the XBox!
Camp days will start at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Each participant will receive a wealth of study materials, a camp T-Shirt and other souvenirs from these fun and educational program.
information about the camp contact:
David Keathly or Robert Akl
UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering
There is no fee for this camp.
Applications will be accepted
beginning MArch 30, 2009
Click here to go to the Online Registration Site
Be sure to visit the Engineer Your Life Website for more information about engineering careers and preparing for an engineering education. They are one of our favorite resources!
Each camp is strictly limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be maintained to facilitate replacement due to cancellations. Register now!
2009 is made possible by grants from the
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Youth in Technology Program and the Motorola Foundation