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On-Campus
9th-12th

Computational Biology

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Dates: July 10 - July 23

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

This program is closed for 2022.



For Careers in: Medicine, Biology, Computer Science

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. Students will be introduced to some pre-existing cutting-edge bioinformatics resources and tools, enhacing their enthusiasm towards the subject and opening an avenue for a career in medicine or bioinformatics.

This program is open to commuters and those wishing to stay on campus. Pricing for commuting students is $1250 and for residential students, $2750.

Note: The deposit must be paid via the PayPal screen that appears after clicking "submit" on the application form. Please email us with any questions!

Application will close June 3.

On-Campus
9th-12th

E-Sports

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Dates: July 10 - July 23

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

This program is closed for 2022.



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!

Popular titles like Valorant, League of Legends and Rocket League; a favorite of the official Esports LSU UREC club, will be used to develop teamwork and communication skills. Attendees will also explore ways to get involved in esports beyond playing games with topics like game design, streaming, and pc building.

This program is open to commuters and those wishing to stay on campus. Pricing for commuting students is $1250 and for residential students, $2750.

Note: The deposit must be paid via the PayPal screen that appears after clicking "submit" on the application form. Please email us with any questions!

Application will close June 3.

On-Campus
10th-12th

eXploreCS High School

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Dates: May 30 - June 3

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 10th-12th

Tuition: $450

LSU College of Engineering

This program is closed for 2022.



This course is for rising 10th - 12th graders. Do you want to get a head start learning about computer science and programming? Computer Science is one of the fastest-growing fields in today’s job market. It plays a crucial role in our IT infrastructure supporting all kinds of applications from scientific computing to engineering, from game development to social media, from business administration to healthcare, and within many other domains. In this camp, you 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). You will also explore cutting edge labs and interact with computer science faculty and students. All participants will receive a SparkFun kit and lunch will be provided each day. This camp is sponsored by LSU’s Division of Computer Science and Engineering and Louisiana Economic Development. Partial financial need scholarships are available.

This program is available to commuting students only.

Note: If you're requesting need-based financial aid in your application, please submit form and disregard PayPal window.

Application will close May 8th.

On-Campus
7th-9th

eXploreCS Junior

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Dates: June 6 - June 10

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 7th-9th

Tuition: $450

LSU College of Engineering

This program is closed for 2022.



This course is for rising 7th - 9th graders. In today’s world, computing is everywhere, whether it is in the form of actual computers (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. You will also explore cutting edge labs at LSU and meet professors and students working in this exciting area! It’s never too soon to start exploring the tremendous opportunities that await you in this rapidly growing field! All participants will receive a SparkFun kit and lunch will be provided each day. This camp is sponsored by LSU’s Division of Computer Science and Engineering and Louisiana Economic Development. Partial financial need scholarships are available.

This program is available to commuting students only.

Note: If you're requesting need-based financial aid in your application, please submit form and disregard PayPal window.

On-Campus
6th-8th

Exploring STEM

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Dates: June 27 - July 1

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Grades: 6th-8th

Tuition: $450

LSU College of Engineering

This program is closed for 2022.



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.

Application will close May 11th.

On-Campus
Current 8th-11th, Female

Halliburton XCITE

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Dates: July 17 - July 23

Time: 8AM - 5PM

Grades: Current 8th-11th, Female

Tuition: $600

LSU College of Engineering

This program is closed for 2022.



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. LSU faculty and engineering students will interact with attendees in Engineering 101 information sessions and activities. Highlights of the XCITE program: Engineering Design Projects; Introduction to College Life; Teamwork and Leadership Activities; Panel discussion female engineers; and virtual field trip to a refinery or chemical plant. Reduced fees are available with demonstrated need.

This program is open to residential students only.

On-Campus
9th-12th

Intro to Engineering

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Dates: July 10 - July 23

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

LSU College of Engineering

This program is closed for 2022.



For Careers in: All Engineering Disciplines

This is the on-campus version of our Intro to Engineering course. 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. You will complete 15 hands-on projects relating to 10 different fields of engineering offered at LSU. Throughout the course, you will interact with your instructor, teaching assistants, and peers to learn about each discipline and work on projects. 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.

This program is open to commuters and those wishing to stay on campus. Pricing for commuting students is $1250 and for residential students, $2750.

Note: The deposit must be paid via the PayPal screen that appears after clicking "submit" on the application form. Please email us with any questions!

Application will close May 27th.

Virtual
9th-12th

Math Circle: Conducting Mathematical Research

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Dates: June 13 - August 6

Time: TBD

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $895

LSU College of Science

For Careers in: Mathematics, Statistics, Finance

Virtual Math Circle is designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to conduct mathematical research with guidance from professors and graduate students. Research mentors from many different areas of mathematics will give 1-2 talks in the beginning of the program on their area of research and potential research topics. Once students have heard from all of the mentors, they will choose the topic they are most interested in and devote the remainder of the course to their research. 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.

For more information and course abstracts, please view the department's page here.

Please note there are two sessions of this course:
Session 1 : June 13 - July 2
Session 2 : July 18 - August 6

Times will be set by the mentor and participants.

Note: The deposit must be paid via the PayPal screen that appears after clicking "submit" on the application form. Please email us with any questions!

Application will close June 3.

On-Campus
10th-12th

REHAMS Engineering

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Dates: June 19 - June 25

Time: 8AM - 5PM

Grades: 10th-12th

Tuition: $600

LSU College of Engineering

This program is closed for 2022.



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. Students will also learn from professional engineers during an Industry Panel session. The highlight of this camp is the Design Project Competition, where students utilize the engineering design process to build a project while incorporating time, budget, aesthetics, and functionality. Reduced fees are available with demonstrated need.

This program is open to residential students only.

On-Campus
9th-12th

Robotics + Survey of Drones

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Dates: July 10 - July 23

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Grades: 9th-12th

Tuition: $1250

LSU College of Engineering

This program is closed for 2022.



The Robotics course uses VEX Robotics parts and RobotC software to introduce the student to the foundations of robotics, including basic programming, actuators, mechanisms, and sensors. 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.

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. Each team will program, test, and pilot their drone to see whose is the best!

This program is open to commuters and those wishing to stay on campus. Pricing for commuting students is $1250 and for residential students, $2750.

Note: The deposit must be paid via the PayPal screen that appears after clicking "submit" on the application form. Please email us with any questions!

Application will close June 3.