WSU Tri-Cities
High School Camps

WSU Tri-Cities High School Camps

Summer STEM Camps provide options for high school students to:

  • Increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Learn practical applications of STEM principles
  • Expand their understanding of career options in STEM professions

Two high school camps are specifically designed to engage and challenge students in grades 9 – 12.

Ages: Students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades in fall 2019

Location: WSU Tri-Cities, Consolidated Information Center (CIC) Building

Physical Address: 2770 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354

NOTE: Session 2A and 2B is a two-week long class

Duration: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $294 (includes lunch and snack)

 

Questions?

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Email: STEMcamp@tricity.wsu.edu

Phone: 509-372-7123

SessionDateSession TopicDescriptionCost
2AFirst week
July 8-11
(Monday – Thursday)
Game Changer, put the "A" in STEAMYou and your team will design an adventure for a real computer game that will be uploaded for thousands of people to play! Work on level design, story, artwork, or programming, or do some of everything. We will be writing content for the fantasy game Battle for Wesnoth, available for free at wesnoth.org or on Steam.$588 for Session 2A & 2B. (includes lunch and snack)
2BSecond week
July 22 – 25
(Monday – Thursday)
Game Changer, put the "A" in STEAMYou and your team will design an adventure for a real computer game that will be uploaded for thousands of people to play! Work on level design, story, artwork, or programming, or do some of everything. We will be writing content for the fantasy game Battle for Wesnoth, available for free at wesnoth.org or on Steam.

Descriptions below approximate coverage of topics; actual lessons may vary.

CAMPS

Game Changer

June 25 – 28

Join the development team of an actual open source game! You and your group will brainstorm ideas for a new adventure campaign, designing characters, enemies, traps, and maps. Our experts will teach you the custom scripting language and application programming interface used by the game. Then, your team will divide to work on separate tasks. Every day, you will have production meetings to make sure you will meet the deadlines for various milestones, and bug squashing sessions to eliminate programming errors. When you are finished, you will upload your content to the game server to be enjoyed by thousands of other players!

The game we will use is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme called Battle for Wesnoth.

Robotics

July 23 – 26

Learn about robotic technology, then design and build robots. Work with gears, sensors, blocks, panels, motors, axles, wheels, compressors, pneumatic parts, gearboxes, switches, lights, an electronic magnet, encoder motors, and a controller interface unit along with a power supply. Add sensors to enable your robot to run autonomously. Use the internationally-known, advanced Fischertechnik system, designed to challenge robotic engineers, as you code your programmable logic controllers to enable your robot to compete in the Robotics Challenge.

FAQs

* Game Changer students should bring headphones and one flash drive (1/2 GB min)

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to learn more about High School STEM Camps!

Register today for Summer STEM Camps!