Artificial Intelligence and You - Camp for High School Students on the Autism Spectrum

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This 4-day camp, themed around an exploration of coding and artificial intelligence, will take place at Penn State's University Park campus during the National Autism Conference and is designed for college-bound high school students who are on the autism spectrum. We welcome children accompanying attendees at the National Autism Conference that week. Registration opens March 28th, 2018!

Registration Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/mgq7x2/4W

When is it?

M August 6th - Th August 9th, 2018 (9am - 4pm M - W, ending at noon on Th)

Location: Whitmore Lab, University Park, PA

Who Can Attend?

Students in grades 9-12 who are on the autism spectrum

What's covered?

What is artificial intelligence?  How is it being used now and how might it impact our lives in the future? Campers will explore the answers to these questions in this 4-day camp, and will also learn and apply foundational coding skills to get a sense of how humans are creating intelligent machines! Along the way, campers will meet Penn State students and scientists to learn how coding and artificial intelligence are used in many different kinds of exciting scientific research. This camp is designed specifically for college-bound high school students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and will include experiences to help them discover their strengths and apply them in science and the college environment.

This camp will also focus on helping our campers realize the excitement and challenges that await them in a college environment, as well as the resources and strengths they can draw upon to succeed there! Campers will work alongside mentors who are prepared to accommodate their individual differences and learning styles. They will discover and test their own abilities in a safe, accepting environment while learning about the cutting-edge of what we know about coding, robotics, and artificial intelligence. In the end, our hope is that campers leave with a reinvigorated sense of confidence in themselves as well as a deep appreciation for where science has taken us and where it can take us in the future!

Lunch

Lunch will be provided each day in the dining halls on campus.

Camp Times/Check-in

Check-in will be from 8:30 - 9am on Monday, August 6th. Camper drop-off on all other days will be between 8:45 and 9:00 am. Camp en  ds promptly at 4:00 pm Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, there will be a closing ceremony/event from 10:30am - 12:00pm, with an optional lunch afterwards. Please arrange to pick your child up promptly at the noted times.

Registration

Please click link above to register for the program. You will be asked to provide contact information and extensive medical information. Please have insurance information ready when you begin the online registration process. Other questions to be prepared for: allergies, immunizations, dietary restrictions, etc.

Cost

Registration fee is $25 per camper and is paid at the time of registration. Financial aid is available and can be requested during the registration process.