UA Engineering to Host Summer Programs for Students

  • April 13th, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Engineering’s department of computer science will host a series of camps this summer for students interested in the field.

The four weeks of computer science camps will be July 9 through Aug. 3.

Students will be trained in aspects of computer science while learning to program a computer in several exciting contexts. Training will include game programming at the middle school camps, with the addition of robotics control and smartphone apps at the high school camps. These camps encourage self-exploration across the multiple projects.

The camps are separated by age and theme. The camp for students entering seventh through ninth grade will focus on game programming and is July 9-13.

High school camps, for rising sophomores through seniors, are as follows:

July 16-20, introduction to programming with Java

July 23-27, robotics programming

July 30 – Aug. 3, smartphone programming

The camps are open to students across the United States and will be taught by UA professors in the College of Engineering labs. Both commuter and dorm-based options are available to applicants. However, dorms are only available during the high school camps.

The deadline to register is April 27. Seating is restricted to 25 students per week. For further information, or to register for a camp, visit or contact Dr. Jeff Gray at

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s fully accredited College of Engineering has more than 3,300 students and more than 100 faculty. In the last eight years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz and Truman scholars.


Dr. Jeff Gray, associate professor of computer science, 205/348-2847,


Adam Jones, engineering public relations, 205/348-6444,

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.