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Game Camp 2020
Game Camp is a unique experience for middle and high school students in intensive video game creation, visualization and production.
Why just play video games when you can learn to create and produce your own? Game Camp is a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn intensive video game creation, visualization and production. Students will test their game-design skills by creating PC games. The middle school program will focus on making 2-D games with GameMaker and the high school program will focus on 3-D games with Unity Game Engine and 3ds Max.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this summer’s camps will be offered remotely online instead of face-to-face ones. Each camp will have three hours online lectures using Zoom from Monday to Friday. Each day will feature the same lecture in the morning and afternoon, campers can choose either lecture (or both). PC or Mac is required to join the Zoom lecture, and some software is asked to install beforehand.
- High school session A: June 1–5, 2020, online, 9 a.m.–noon
- High school session B: June 8–12, 2020, online, 9 a.m.–noon
- Middle and high school session C: June 15–19, 2020, online, 9 a.m.–noon
- Middle and high school session D: June 22–26, 2020, online, 9 a.m.-noon
High School App Camp 2020 — Canceled
Would you rather spend your time playing around on a smartphone app, or would you rather try to create your own? This summer, you could create the next big thing!
App Camp (Tempe campus; high school)
The High School App Camp focuses on teaching fundamentals of programming and computational thinking through iPhone app development. While learning principles of programming camp participants will receive the skills and knowledge needed to create and deploy their apps on the Apple App Store. Course material will be covered using a hands-on approach that helps participants to learn challenging concepts through practice. Camp participants enjoy one-on-one interaction with instructors in a small class settings. Some Key topics include: Apple XCode, Programming Language foundations using Swift, user interface design, mobile application design and development considerations, interfacing with the web, and foundations of debugging source code.
Canceled for Summer 2020
Robotics Camps 2020: 7Up and 9Up — Canceled
ASU’s Robotics Camps are summer program series designed for middle school and high school students who intend to pursue a science and engineering career. Camp instructors use component-based robot construction, robotics programming, Web programming, and Alice game programming as a vehicle to teach the latest engineering design concepts and computing technologies. The robots built by students will enter a robotics challenge and demonstration at the end of the camp.
Professor Yinong Chen teaches at the camps along with several teaching assistants. Chen is a computing and robotics expert, who led ASU teams to win two champion titles in the “Ultimate Architecture Sumo-Robot Competition” in Las Vegas in 2005 and in 2006. He is also the organizer of the Arizona Robotics Challenge Series and ASU Robotics Team advisor, and has organized and instructed ASU Summer Robotics Camps since 2006.
Canceled for Summer 2020