MiBytes is a computer camp offered by the University of Michigan and taught by Computer Science and Engineering faculty. Four programs are offered with engaging, hand-on projects to teach students a variety of computer science topics.
MiBytes is a computer camp offered by the University of Michigan and taught by their Computer Science and Engineering faculty. Campers will also interact and bond with UM undergraduate students facilitating the programs. The camp uses engaging, hand-on projects to teach students computer science. Two programs are offered with a variety of topics catering to many interests. Recreational activities including campus tours and field trips to local tech companies immerse the campers into the college experience and offer a unique perspective of the university and Ann Arbor city.
1) Game Design & Devlopment: July 10-14
This 5-day non-residential program is perfect for students who want to learn about the process of game design and start making their own games. We will work with everything from paper games to computer games in this in-depth introduction to the world of game development. Game design is a process that takes years to master; this intense, weeklong camp will start you down that road!
2)Bits and Chips and Drones! Oh My!: July 10-21
This 10-day non-residential program will inspire students who are enthusiastic about computer science and who are eager to learn more about it in greater detail. Three areas in computer science will be explored:
Robotics using Finch robots
Building drones with programmable microcontrollers
Mobile app development using MIT App Inventor
The program will feature introductions to each of the above areas. The majority of the time will be devoted to the campers creating their own projects using various technologies under the supervision of camp staff. Students will also go on a field trip to local software companies and participate in a demo day where they get to showcase all the interesting things they worked on during the program! Programming experience for this program is encouraged, but not required.
3) Tinkering with Mobile Apps 1: July 24-28
This 5-day commuter program is ideal for students who are curious about exploring the basics of computer science. Through engaging lectures and hands-on activities, students will be introduced to fundamental principles of computer science. They will be able to build their own working mobile app with MIT App Inventor. Students learn how to design user interfaces, work with graphics and sound, use sensors and databases to create a functional and interesting app. The final day of the program will feature a Design Expo where students get to show off all the cool apps they made! A field trip and daily recreational activities are planned, including campus tours and socials to give campers a taste of college.
4) Tinkering with Mobile Apps 2: July 31-Aug 4
Over 5 days, this commuter program will extend skills and knowledge gained from Tinkering with Mobile Apps I and show students the basics of building connected apps. These apps will use databases to request and exchange data, connect to other applications to share information and functionality, use web API (Application Programming Interfaces) to share and collect data to and from the internet, and investigate third-party extensions to explore a world of possibilities. The final day of the program will feature a Design Expo where students get to show off all the cool apps they made! A field trip and daily recreational activities are also planned.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None
Other Activities Campus tours field trips to technology companies expo at end of program
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address 2260 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor MI, 48109 United States
Winter Address 2260 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States