Kids 4 Coding, based in Atlanta, still has a few spaces available in summer programs in two Boston locations:
Bentley University in Waltham:
- Star Wars Droids + AR Design (ages 7-9), August 5-9, August 12-16
- Minecraft + Circuitry + Drones (ages 7-9), August 5-9, August 12-16
Lesley University in Cambridge:
- Star Wars Droids + AR Design (ages 7-9), August 5-9
- Roblox Game Programming: Robux Tycoon (ages 9-10), August 5-9
- Scratch Game Design & Circuitry (ages 9-10), August 5-9
- Minecraft Mods with Java + Python (ages 10-12), August 12-16
- Mobile App Development (ages 13-16), August 12-16
Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) has a few spaces still available in its Game Design Engineering workshop for Grades 5-8 this week, July 15-19 — and is now including Grade 5.
KTBYTE offers week-long, camp-styled summer classes and robotics clubs in Newton and Lexington with curricula that are “progressive, rigorous, and fun”:
- Introduction to Coding, ages 9-12
- Game Design with JavaBlocks, ages 9-12
- Game Design with Processing, ages 9-12
- Robotics Club (beginner), ages 9-14
- Smart Things Program, ages 10+
- Computer Science (intermediate), ages 13+
- Project Creation with Arduino, ages 13+
New England Sci-Tech — a non-profit STEM education center and maker space on the Natick/Wellesley line (16 Tech Circle in Natick) — has new summer workshops, clubs, and events:
Empow Studios, with graduate students from MIT’s Media Lab, is offering students entering Grades 5-9 a one-week summer workshop exploring Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, June 24-28. Students will learn about AI and its strengths and weaknesses while participating in problem-solving and design-thinking activities.
Coding Butterfly (132 Charles Street, Auburndale) is offering summer programs in professional tools and languages, June through August. Use promo code SAVE50 for a $50 discount. For more information, call 617-420-2828.
MIT’s Summer HSSP is a weekend academic program (July 7-August 18) for students entering Grades 7-12 (plus those who just graduated high school). Courses are run on the MIT campus by volunteers on Sundays at various times between 10:30AM and 3PM. Registration is now open until June 26 on a lottery basis, with equal consideration given to all applicants registering by that deadline. The cost is $40 regardless of the number of courses taken, and generous financial aid is available. For more information, email email@example.com. The course catalog contains these 36 STEM courses:
- Python By Example
- Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
- Hack all teh things
- Introduction To Machine Learning
- Trends in Software Engineering
- Random topic(s) in Engineering
- Inferential Statistics: How We Learn to Make Decisions
- Elliptic Curves
- How to factor sin x?
- Linear Algebra
- The Computational Complexity of Games and Puzzles
- Advanced Topics in Combinatorics
- Mycology: Biology, Behavior, and an Introduction to Fungi
- Intro to Thermodynamics!
- The Chemistry of Food
- The Transition (Metals) of Life
- A Deep Dive into Drugs, Diseases and Development (and more!)
- Introduction to Biochemistry
- Intro to Synthetic Biology!
- The chemistry of colors and nuclear energy
- From Earth to Mars: An Introduction to Rocketry
- The Physics of Life
- Introduction to Epidemiology
- Climate change, climate action
- The Biological Basis of Neurological Disorders
- Epidemiology: The Science of Disease
- Pandemics, Epidemics and Genomics
- Intro to Organic Chemistry
- A Mirror Into the Mind: An Introduction to Neuroscience
- The Wonderful Science of Baking
- Sensational Neuroscience: How Your Brain Understands the World
- Blast Off: Intro to Airplanes and Rocketry!
- Rationality: How to model our world, seek truth, and strive for good decisions
- Lithographic Patterning: Photons, Electrons and Ions
Edge on Science will offer a one-week team engineering workshop in Catapult Engineering for ages 10-14, July 22-26 at Regis College in Waltham. Register with promo code CATAPULT50 by June 10 to save $50. (Note: The registration page shows the June 24-28 session is full with a wait list, so scroll down that page for the July 22-26 session.)
Roxbury Community College’s STEM Division will offer a free, month-long summer STEM camp, July 8 to August 9, to help students entering Grades 10-12 prepare for STEM in college. Classes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Robotics, and Maker Space will run Mondays-Wednesdays, 9AM-4:30PM, with field trips on Thursdays. Free breakfast and lunch are provided. Fill out the application (PDF) and mail it to RCC STEM Division; Academic Building 3, Room 401; 1234 Columbus Ave.; Roxbury Crossing 02120. For more information, contact RCC’s Dean of STEM, Hillel Sims, at 857-701-1501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.