2021 Coding Academy
After a tremendous success over the years (2015-2019), the organizing team of the FGCU Coding Academy is glad to announce the 2021 Coding Academy as we slowly, and safely, move toward normality past CoViD-19
Participants last year were thrilled about Python and there was a significant increase in the requests for a Python based camp. Based on the input, this year's academy will be a full 4-day, summer camp on Python. Speakers from Arthrex Programming team have also made it a tradition to give presentations on their work since 2015 and it will continue this year as well. Because of the CoVid-19 Pandemic, we weren't able to organize a camp for elementary school students. We hope to resume in 2022. Please be advised that CoViD-19 protocols will be in effect across campus and other restrictions may be imposed if the situtation changes. We want the students to have a classroom experience in the safest way possible.
Arthrex Inc. has been our sponsor since the very beginning. In fact, the academy is an initiative that originated at Arthrex.
Our institution has continued to support the academy in many ways over the past four years. The FGCU Advancement and Foundation plays a crucial role in engaging the institution with our sponsors such as Arthrex.
The Whitaker Center for STEM education has been of tremendous support for our academy. Our student volunteers are funded by the center.
Students will be able to assemble the mBOT, manipulate and control it using Scratch programming. This is a great way to learn programming using a fun filled coding application. mBOT is part of the middle school camp curriculum.
Elementary camp students will be able to assemble their own mini computer using the Kano kit. Once assembled they would be able to program with Scratch and learn basic coding.
A very elegant programming language that has applications in data analysis, engineering, medical imaging, 3D programming and astronomy. An introduction to Python will be offered during this academy for middle school students.
The elementary school camp (Fall 2021 Entering Grades 4,5, and 6)is Cancelled for 2021 due to CoViD-19.
The middle school camp (Fall 2021 Entering Grades 7, 8, and 9) is scheduled for June 28th- July 01st (4-day program; 9:00AM-3:00PM). Camp fee: $200.00.