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Introduction to Programming
with Scratch
(Grades 5-8, rising)

In this camp you’ll have excellent help and guidance in getting to the fun part of computer programming. Scratch is a drag-and-drop program written at MIT specifically for teaching young people how to program. You can make neat things happen to a creature that you’ve drawn, and you can also add sound. By the end of the week you’ll have the satisfaction of seeing an idea come to life on the computer screen while having fun creating it! No previous computer or programming experience is needed. Instructor: Heather Booth.
Course # 14SU810 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/2/2014-6/6/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Course # 14SU810-1 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 7/7/2014-7/11/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

APP Attack! Make Your First Game APP NEW
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your very own game app! You’ll explore the world of phone-based and tablet applications using a specialized game development tool. Your app will even be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Parents may choose to publish apps if certain criteria are met; however, final decisions are the sole discretion of Apple or Google. You do not need a smartphone or tablet to attend this camp.
Grades 2-4, rising
Course # 14SU772 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/2/2014-6/6/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th floor

Grades 5-9, rising
Course # 14SU772-1 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/2/2014-6/6/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes

APP Adventures! The Next Level NEW
Continue your quest to make the next viral app! You’ll each choose from a selection of different mobile app types and explore more in depth programming concepts. Your apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Parents may choose to publish apps if certain criteria are met; however, final decisions are the sole discretion of Apple or Google. You do not need a smartphone or tablet to take the class.
Grades 2-4, rising
Course # 14SU765 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/23/2014-6/27/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th floor

Grades 5-9, rising
Course # 14SU765-1 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/23/2014-6/27/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th floor

Advanced Programming with Scratch NEW
(Grades 5-9, rising)

After learning the basics of Scratch programming, it’s surprisingly easy to program a simple game. Within one week you’ll be able to put your own spin on a choose-your-own adventure or shooting game. It’s even possible to write a game like Frogger, Pac-Man, Pong, or a simple platformer. In this camp we’ll work together to help make a higher-level game or program of your choice. Instructor: Heather Booth.
Course # 14SU770 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/9/2014-6/13/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Course # 14SU770-1 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 7/7/2014-7/11/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Make Your First Video Game! NEW
Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the crucial keys to designing a 2-D game! We’ll explore conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics and elements, music and sound, software, and simple coding. Your game will also be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15.00 conversion fee.
Grades 2-4, rising
Course # 14SU764 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/9/2014-6/13/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th floor

Grades 5-9, rising
Course # 14SU764-1 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/9/2014-6/13/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th floor

Make Your First 3-D Video Game! NEW
By popular demand, we are now offering a 3-D game design camp! This experience allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2-D game design classes. You’ll learn the physics behind 3-D games and explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Your games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family.
Grades 2-4, rising
Course # 14SU764 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 7/21/2014-7/25/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th floor

Grades 5-9, rising
Course # 14SU764-1 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 7/21/2014-7/25/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th floor

NXT Robotics Sumo Wrestling Style NEW
(Grades 5-8, rising)

Enter the Sumo Wrestling world with an in-depth look at its enriched history and design your own Mindstorm NXT robot to challenge competitors and force them outside the ring. In this intense new camp you’ll learn how to use NXT sensors, such as touch and light, to design your own SUMO Bot. You’ll implement effective programming strategies you’ve learned throughout the week to earn the rank of “yokosuno” (grand champion). If you’re involved in First LEGO League, this camp is a wonderful opportunity to expand your knowledge for competition. Instructors: Paula Suchomski and Robin Marsh.
Course # 14SU777 Fee: $225
Mon.-Fri., 6/9/2014-6/13/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Tech Fun for Girls NEW
(Grades 6-9, rising)

Girls often feel discouraged from pursuing their interests in technology and are drastically under-represented in the world of computer science and engineering. Through this camp we’ll try to give girls confidence as we experiment with programming and computer science in a safe environment tailored to their own skills and desires. We’ll briefly discuss web design, learn how to do creative visual programming with Scratch, and discover how computer science can be fun. Instructor: Heather Booth.
Course # 14SU771 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/16/2014-6/20/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Code Breakers NEW
Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Come and learn the basics of coding languages like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the next 15-year-old who makes $1 million for programming in his bedroom, this camp has the essentials you need to begin your journey of becoming the next tech star. Your projects will be available on a website to share with friends and family.
Grades 2-4, rising
Course # 14SU774 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/16/2014-6/20/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Grades 5-9, rising
Course # 14SU774-1 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/16/2014-6/20/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Programming and Animation Using Python
(Grades 8-12, rising)

In this exciting camp we’ll play around with programming by writing code to tell stories using stick figures and then learn a simple way to animate them. The activities are designed for you to get started quickly and learn as you go. You’ll learn the basic concepts that are common to all programming languages and watch your ideas come to life on the computer screen. No previous computer programming experience is needed. Instructor: Heather Booth.
Course # 14SU811 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/23/2014-6/27/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Course # 14SU811-1 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 7/14/2014-7/18/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Video Game Animation NEW
Take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name; develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and storyline; and finish with a fully animated character to be used in future games. Your animations will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. No prior experience necessary.
Grades 2-4, rising
Course # 14SU775 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 7/7/2014-7/11/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Grades 5-9, rising
Course # 14SU775-1 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 7/7/2014-7/11/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Trust Me, I Engineer: Design Challenge NEW
(Grades 4-8, rising)

Do you think you have what it takes to be an engineer? If so, you are hereby challenged to design and build projects using your own creativity and imagination. Come with your thinking caps on and your skills sharpened and be prepared for anything. You must be familiar with basic LEGO simple machines in order to enter the design challenge. Instructor: Paula Suchomski.
Course # 14SU778 Fee: $175
Mon.-Fri., 7/7/2014-7/11/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Minecraft Designers NEW
If you love playing Minecraft but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings, then this camp is for you! You’ll learn the basics of creating 3-D modeling, design your very own characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. You must have Minecraft at home in order to import characters. A parent email address is also required to create student accounts.
Grades 2-4, rising
Course # 14SU776 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 7/14/2014-7/18/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor

Grades 5-9, rising
Course # 14SU776-1 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 7/14/2014-7/18/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center Computer Lab, 4th Floor


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