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2023 Registration will open in February.

Below are many of the 2023 courses that will be offered with updated dates and pricing. Use the checkboxes on the left to filter courses based on course type, subject area, and grade level.

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On-Campus
9th-12th

Computational Biology

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

The objective of Computational Biology is to introduce bioinformatics to high school students with an emphasis on searching and retrieving biological data, sorting the data and finally analyzing the sorted data to draw meaningful conclusions. While maintaining the theme of molecular biology, this project-based course will involve hands-on activities on computers/laptops and will teach students how to relate the outcome of each activity to a real-life medical or biological scenario.

On-Campus
9th-12th

E-Sports

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

Esports is so much more than just gaming. If you are interested in learning how an esports team operates or potential career paths in the esports and video game development field? If so, you will want to check out the LSU Esports Summer Camp! This two week camp will introduce 9th-12th grade students to how teams operate, explore relevant college majors in the game industry, and of course- play games!

On-Campus
10th-12th

eXploreCS High School

Dates: June 5 - June 9

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 10th-12th

Tuition: $500

LSU College of Engineering

This course is for rising 10th - 12th graders. In this camp, students will develop problem-solving skills in programming and learn key concepts in major areas of computer science such as technology systems, networks, algorithms, data structures, data analytics, visualization, artificial intelligence, robotics, and cybersecurity.

On-Campus
7th-9th

eXploreCS Junior

Dates: June 12 - June 16

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 7th-9th

Tuition: $500

LSU College of Engineering

This course is for rising 7th - 9th graders. In today’s world, computing is everywhere, whether it is in the form of laptops or desktops, cell phones, sensors, or many other embedded devices. Learn how these computing devices work and how they help us solve all kinds of interesting problems through hands-on-experience with hardware and software.

On-Campus
6th-8th

Exploring STEM

Dates: June 5 - June 9

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 6th-8th

Tuition: $500

LSU College of Engineering

Join us for a week of STEM-based fun as we introduce you to a variety of cutting-edge STEM fields. Through field trips and hands-on activities, this summer camp will provide valuable skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math that you can use in your future career. Each day, a different STEM concentration will be explored through a variety of guest speakers, activities, projects, and presentations. Throughout the program, you will learn problem-solving, communication, teamwork and decision-making.

This program is available to commuting students only.

On-Campus
9th-12th

Fundamentals of Sound Engineering

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

Have you ever heard an awesome soundtrack in a movie or game and wondered how those exciting sounds were created? If so, then this is the course for you. You'll learn how to use industry recording software and recording techniques to record your own original music, study the basics of music theory to continue exploring new ideas in composition, and even record your music to be used in a game or short film. This course is perfect for any students interested in music or sound design.

On-Campus
9th-12th

Game Design in JavaScript

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

In this course, we will cover the basics of JavaScript - one of the most widely-used coding languages available - to learn how to code your own 2D video game. You will program character interactions, set up keyboard controls, add your own soundtrack, and more. At the end of camp, we will have a competition to see who can score the highest on each person's final game. Some programming experience is helpful, but not required.

On-Campus
Current 8th-11th, Female

Halliburton XCITE

Dates: July 9 - July 15

Time: 8AM - 5PM

Grades: Current 8th-11th, Female

Tuition: TBD

LSU College of Engineering

GPA Required: 3.0 or greater

The LSU Halliburton eXploration Camp Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers (XCITE) camp is a 5-day commuter camp for rising 9th-12th grade female students to encourage them to pursue engineering/computer science/construction management careers. Students will explore, create, experiment, build, code, design, and compete while learning about a variety of engineering majors and college life.

On-Campus
9th-12th

Intro to Engineering

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

LSU College of Engineering

In partnership with the LSU College of Engineering, Intro to Engineering will introduce you to the profession, ethics, and diversity of the field of engineering. This experience will allow you to explore the differences between each engineering discipline and help you make more informed decisions about future elective choices in high school and selecting your college major.

Virtual
9th-12th

Math Circle: Conducting Mathematical Research

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: TBD

LSU College of Science

Virtual Math Circle is designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to conduct mathematical research with guidance from professors and graduate students. By the end of the program, students will have a completed mathematical research project that they can continue as a science fair project in the fall.

On-Campus
10th-12th

REHAMS Engineering

Dates: June 18 - June 24

Time: 8AM - 5PM

Grades: 10th-12th

Tuition: TBD

LSU College of Engineering

GPA Required: 3.0 or greater

The Recruiting into Engineering High-Ability Multicultural Students (REHAMS) camp is for 10th–12th grade male and female students from all backgrounds to learn about various disciplines of engineering during a 5-day commuter camp. Students will be participating in LSU faculty-led engineering 101 sessions and will be guided by current LSU engineering students through a variety of engineering activities.

On-Campus
9th-12th

Robotics

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

LSU College of Engineering

This course will involve students in the development, building, and programming of robots to accomplish various tasks. Students will perform hands-on work in teams to encourage knowledge sharing, reflection, and review. Topics may include motor speed, gear ratios, torque, sensors, program loops, project documentation, and decision-making.

On-Campus
9th-12th

Survey of Drones

Dates: July 9 - July 22

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

Survey of Drones uses the fundamental skills learned in LSU’s Pathways Engineering courses to assemble, program, and pilot drones for use in indoor racing. Students will work hands-on to program and pilot drones through an indoor racing course. The course will begin with the basics of flight and signal transmission, then using those basics, students will adjust the programming of their drones to improve mobility and better suit their pilot’s preferences.