Jan 31, 2013
Our WISE Camp information and applications are now online at
(or by selecting Pre-College Students from the Students link from the menu bar.)
Application deadline for both WISE camps is April 12, 2013. Please follow up with teachers who are providing letters of recommendations to be sure they turn them in on time!
1. GISE Camp
June 24 - 28, 2013
Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE) camp for students finishing 7th and 8th grades.
(We do consider applications from mature 6th graders if they are in by the deadline and if there is room in the camp. These students do not usually get their top focus group choices.)
2. RobotC for Girls
June 17 - 21, 2013
For students finishing 8th-12th grades.
This programming camps uses Lego Mindstorms and RobotC programming language.
3. Genes in Diseases and Syndromes (GIDAS)
For students finishing 8th-12th grades
Held by Michigan's non-profit miRcore (mircore.org); Sponsored by WISE
The GIDAS program involves computational biology, including applied mathematics and computer science, to analyze biological data, particularly data gathered from gene sequencing. The camp will focus on understanding the role of genomics in diseases and symptoms, how medical treatments can be developed to affect gene expression, and how to use computational biology to help identify genes that may be linked to certain diseases or symptoms such as Alzheimer's Disease.
WISE is still working on dates to run a Backyard Brains 1 day neuroscience workshop (see info about Backyard Brains here: http://vimeo.com/57755825), and an introduction to Arduinos electronics/programming 1-day workshop. Stay tuned!
Additional UM Camps (Not run by WISE)
If you have questions about any of the camps below, please contact them directly. Please use the links provided to access contact information.
3.Summer Engineering Exploration (SEE) camp
sponsored by UM's Society for Women in Engineering
For high school students, application deadline 3/1, but this camp fills quickly, so get your application in soon!
4. Michigan Math Science Scholars (MMSS)
Residential and Commuter options
For high school students, admission on a rolling deadline, so again, apply soon.
5. Summer Science Academy
for economically disadvantaged, highly academically motivated current 10th and 11th grade high school students
Application deadline, postmarked Feb. 1
6. Wolverine Health Explorers (WHE)
For high school students interested in gaining exposure to a number of health professions.
7. UM College of Engineering Summer Camps
Information coming soon!
8. UM Museum of Natural History Camp Explorations
These are typically day camps for elementary aged students.
No program information on the web site yet.
9. To learn about other summer opportunities for youth at the University of Michigan please visit the UM Center for Educational Outreach.
Additional Area Science and Engineering Camps:
9. Ann Arbor's Hands on Museum
information not available until May, 2013 (check in April!)
10. Brain Monkeys
early bird discount
11. Rocks and Robots
12. Ann Arbor's Maker-Works
No camps listed so far, but they do offer workshops. It is a cool place where cool people make stuff.
13. Ann Arbor's All Hands Active (AHA) Shop
Another maker space downtown AA that offers workshops. Not big and slick like Maker-Works, but equally cool people making cool stuff.