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Infection! (registration closed)
(June 22-26, Grades 9-12) Join Penn State disease experts and learn the shocking truths about how and why a viral or bacteria apocalypse could happen, but never will. Campers will leave knowing more than they want to, and well equipped to teach others how to recognize, slow and prevent disease transmission.
Located in 2015 CAMPS
Artificial Intelligence
(June 28-July 3, Grades 9-12) Last fall, respected Artificial Intelligence researcher Dr. Cassandra O. M. Pewter disappeared during experiments to upload her mind into a mainframe. Recently, strange robots were discovered near her former lab that were scavenging electronic parts and actuators from nearby equipment. Trainees are urgently needed to use bomb disposal robots to explore critical areas of the laboratory, acquire some of these strange robot scavengers, and learn to reprogram them to explore the compromised building. Debates are raging whether it is ethical to shut down the system or to treat the advanced intelligence as a new life-form. Will you help us navigate the ethical and technological challenges to save the campus from this potential robot invasion?
Located in 2015 CAMPS
Forensic DNA: Next Generation Detectives (Full; registration closed)
(July 5-10, Grades 9-12) Join a team of Forensic Science experts and your peers at the Nation's top-rated Forensic Science department at University Park, PA this summer and become a forensic scientist! The Penn State Forensic Science Department invites you to master the ultimate detective skill of DNA analysis! Whether you're called to investigate a murder or determine a 'who dun it' case, the future of evidence-based crime solvers will often rely on DNA to determine the truth.
Located in 2015 CAMPS
Science Leadership: A Festival of Innovative Ideas (Full; registration closed)
(July 19-July 24, Grades 10-12) If you are considering pursuing a high-level educational experience and solving serious global issues using science, engineering, and teamwork, the Penn State Science Leadership camp offers an opportunity to experience both.
Located in 2015 CAMPS
Make It Matter
(July 7-12, Grades 9-12 - Day Camp Is Full. RESIDENTIAL SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!
Science Leadership
(July 21-26, Grades 10-12) - Residential Camp Is Full. DAY CAMP SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!
*NEW* Life...in Space!
(July 22-26, Grades 5-7) THIS CAMP IS FULL
Forensic DNA: Next Generation Detectives (Full, both day and resident camps. Day waitlist 4. Resident waitlist 15)
(July 6-11, Grades 9-12) Join a team of Forensic Science experts and your peers at the Nation's top-rated Forensic Science department at University Park, PA this summer and become a forensic scientist! The Penn State Forensic Science Department invites you to master the ultimate detective skill of DNA analysis! Whether you're called to investigate a murder or determine a 'who dun it' case, the future of evidence-based crime solvers will often rely on DNA to determine the truth.
Located in 2014 CAMPS
Spy Games: The Math of Secret Messages
(July 13-18, Grades 9-12) The Mathematics department at Penn State University invites you on a journey through the world of spies, secret messages and mathematics. Campers will learn historical and modern methods for sending secret messages, and how secret messages have been cracked throughout history. Campers will also learn different types of mathematics upon which much of modern encryption is based.
Located in 2014 CAMPS
Science Leadership: A Festival of Innovative Ideas (Full, waitlist 1)
(July 27-August 1, Grades 10-12) If you are considering pursuing a high-level educational experience and solving serious global issues using science, engineering, and teamwork, the Penn State Science Leadership camp offers an opportunity to experience both.
Located in 2014 CAMPS