Virtual Early IT Summer Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

The Early IT Summer Camp is a free, two-week camp each day between 9 AM- 4 PM hosted by the School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati. It is designed to give high school students a solid foundation in Information Technology including: cybersecurity, software development, game development and simulation, and data and cloud technologies. Our camp gives students access to learn from esteemed faculty in the School of Information Technology, an opportunity to interact with top industry leaders, and the chance to engage in a series of team-based projects.

The Early IT Summer Camp will take place in the cyberspace on June 8-19, 2020, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 4 PM.  

The Early IT Summer Camp will take place completely online. Faculty, students, staff and alumni are working together to bring an engaging experience for all. We will be utilizing the School’s current learning management system (the same one used in our classes) in addition to online meeting tools found in industry to present and disseminate the camp content.

The virtual Early IT Summer Camp is free. If you are interested, we encourage you to fill out our summer camp application.

You just need to fill out our Early IT Summer Camp Application by our deadline- Monday, May 18th, 2020 at Midnight EDT. 

If you are a high school student who likes technology and wants to solve real-world problems, the virtual Early IT Summer Camp is for you! This covers anyone who is a rising 9th grader through rising Senior.

We want students to get the most out of their experience with us and every day will be exciting and memorable! Each day will begin with guest appearances from university leaders and industry professionals. These live sessions will include interactive demos and Q and A’s. Our Faculty Camp Director will then lead a collaborative discussion on the day’s topic. Topics range from cybersecurity to data and cloud technologies. After a lunch break, students will apply what they learned that morning in a team activity and group project guided by their group’s Teaching Assistant (TA).

Students participating in the camp can be expected to gain knowledge in the following areas: hands-on experience with software development, game design and development, data management, and cyber security. Students will develop an IT related project over the two weeks, allowing them to apply concepts from class to solve an IT problem or meet a unique IT need. In addition, since the Early IT Summer Camp will be hosted online, students will have the opportunity to sharpen their communication skills in the ever-increasing online environment.   

The virtual Early IT Summer Camp will be led by one of our current SoIT faculty members, along with the assistance of current IT students and alumni in the SoIT program. Students in the camp will be assigned a team and a team TA that will serve as their mentor. The TA will work closely with their group throughout the entirety of the camp.

A computer with a webcam/camera and internet access will be needed for the camp. We do not encourage students to use a cellphone as an alternative for a computer during the camp. The School of Information Technology does not believe that lack of access to resources should be a barrier to participating in the camp. If you do not have access to the equipment above, please let us know in your camp application.

Outside of meeting with groups, all discussions and presentations will be posted on the School’s learning management system to be accessed anytime. 

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