5 day SuperSTEM Camps

Program Contact

Stephen Becker



The Innovation Center of the St. Vrain Valley Schools is excited to announce its fifth summer of collaborating with Northrop Grumman, the University of Colorado Boulder and IBM to offer high-quality STEM camps to middle and high school students.

Where:  In-person, at the Innovation Center in Longmont.

When:  July 18-22 2022, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Cost:  $150 (Note: need-based scholarships are available. Please email reitzig_axel@svvsd.org for more information. Apply for scholarships here.)

  • Guest speakers (from National Security Agency, CU, Northrop-Grumman, etc.)
  • Visit to the CU Boulder camps (transportation and lunch provided)
  • Una clase enseñará en Español

To Register:  Please read through the respective course descriptions below, then register here.

Questions? Email Axel Reitzig (reitzig_axel@svvsd.org)
Students choose from one of the following tracks:
  • Beep Beep, R2 – How Socially Assistive Robotics Improve Our World
    • Robots are magic. The opportunity for them to do useful things is large but has been limited to the world of roboticists. Now, with Misty II, students can learn how to unleash their potential by bringing the magic of social robots to life.Misty II provides a new world of opportunities with robots for business, personal, research and educational use. She has a lot of capabilities for students to explore: movement, speech, and even vision recognition. This camp will teach students the tools to start developing their own skills on the Misty II while learning about all the different ways social robots are being used in our society.Students will be able to code Misty either through Blockly, a block-based program, or text-based languages Python and Javascript.
    • Questions? Contact Jake Roberts (roberts_jacob@svvsd.org)
    • DETAILS:
      • IN-PERSON at the Innovation Center
      • Open to middle and high school students from any Colorado school
      • This class is geared towards students with some basic experience with either coding or robotics, but no expertise in either is required.
  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
    • Interested in learning about cybersecurity? This week-long summer course introduces students to cybersecurity and concludes with a national cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students. The course is designed for students who have not previously participated in cybersecurity competitions and have not previously taken a cybersecurity course. Some experience in computer science is helpful but not required. The camp is based on the national CyberPatriot program. Topics will range from how and why to set passwords to setting security policies in both Windows and Unix. By the conclusion of the course, you will be familiar with cybersecurity, be able to apply the concepts to both Windows and Unix operating systems, and will have the opportunity to test your skills against other beginning teams from around the country in a CyberPatriot competition.
    • Questions? Contact Beth Cerrone (cerrone_elizabeth@svvsd.org)
    • DETAILS:
      • IN-PERSON at the Innovation Center
      • Open to middle and high school students
      • No prior experience with cybersecurity or Cyberpatriots necessary
  • Advanced Cybersecurity
    • This week-long course is designed for high school students with cybersecurity experience. Students who have taken a cybersecurity course or participated on a competitive cybersecurity team will be challenged to take their skills to the next level. The course will challenge students to better understand cryptographic techniques, apply adversarial thinking to scenarios, identify and manage risk, and improve the cybersecurity of both traditional IT systems and the growing set of Internet of Things devices. Participants will be practicing their skills using Capture the Flag activities.
    • Questions? Contact Beth Cerrone (cerrone_elizabeth@svvsd.org) or Bill Heldman (Bill.Heldman@jeffco.k12.co.us)
    • DETAILS:
      • IN-PERSON at the Innovation Center
      • Open to only high school students
      • Participants must have prior experience with Cybersecurity through the participation on a competitive CyberPatriot team, completion of a high cybersecurity course, or other documented experience in cybersecurity.
      • Instruction by educators from the St. Vrain Valley School District and Jeffco Public Schools
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
    • According to jobs website LinkedIn, Artificial Intelligence (AI) specialist and Data Scientist are the top emerging jobs for 2020, and colleges are scrambling to add degree programs in these fields. What are AI, machine learning (ML), and data science? These are the ideas and algorithms that enable self-driving cars, and teach music apps like Pandora to predict what music you like. Data scientists program computers to find patterns that humans themselves cannot find. The core techniques are based on statistics and computer programming. This class, taught by faculty and students from CU’s Applied Mathematics and Computer Science departments (and part of CU’s new Statistics and Data Science major), is a fun introduction to statistics and ML algorithms and involves hands-on analysis of real-world datasets, concluding with the development of a 20 Questions Game. Curriculum is geared toward high school students, preferably with some prior experience programming.
    • Questions? Contact Dr. Stephen Becker (stephen.becker@colorado.edu, 303-492-0662)
    • DETAILS:
      • IN PERSON at the Innovation Center
      • Open to high school students
      • Participants should have prior experience with computer programming
  • Introducción al aprendizaje de maquinas automatizado (aprendizaje automático)
    • Según la pagina web de empleos LinkedIn, el especialista en inteligencia artificial (IA) y el científico de datos son los principales trabajos emergentes para 2022, y las universidades se esfuerzan por agregar programas de pre-grado en estos campos. ¿Qué son la IA, el aprendizaje de maquina (AM) y la ciencia de datos? Estas son las ideas y los algoritmos que permiten que los autos se conduzcan solos y enseñen a las aplicaciones de música como Pandora a predecir qué tipo de música te gusta. Los científicos de datos programan computadoras para encontrar patrones que los humanos mismos no podemos descubrir. Las técnicas básicas se basan en la estadística y la programación informática. Esta clase, impartida por profesores y estudiantes de los departamentos de Matemática Aplicada y Ciencias de la Computación de la Universidad de Colorado CU (y parte de la nueva especialización en Estadística y Ciencia de Datos de CU), es una introducción divertida a las estadísticas y los algoritmos de AM, e incluye un análisis práctico de conjuntos de datos del mundo real, concluyendo con el desarrollo de un Juego de 20 Preguntas. El plan de estudios está dirigido a estudiantes de secundaria, preferiblemente con alguna experiencia previa en programación.
    • ¿Si tiene preguntas? Póngase en contacto con los profesores Ivan Portilla (portilla@gmail.com) y Stephen Becker (stephen.becker@colorado.edu, 303-492-0662)
      • Clase presencial en el Centro de Innovación
      •  Abierto a estudiantes de secundaria
      • Importante: Esta clase se enseñará en Español por profesores bilingües (altamente calificados)
  • STEM camp


    in colorado



    7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022

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Sponsoring Units

  • College of Arts & Sciences

  • Department of Applied Mathematics

Program Partners

  • St. Vrain School District
  • Northrop Grumman
  • IBM

Audiences Served

  • Historically Excluded/Marginalized/Non-dominant Group(s)
  • Students - English Language Learners (ELL)/Emergent Bilingual
  • Students - Homeschooled
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Middle School
  • Youth Placed At Risk