SWiFT 2024: Summer Computer Science STEM Camp
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SWiFT 2024, Summer Computer Science STEM Camp in Fort Collins, is an activity-based summer intensive STEM program hosted by Computer Science Department at Colorado State University. SWiFT 2024 will be held 9AM-3PM from June 10th to June 14th in Computer Sciende Department at Colorado State University. Students who will enroll in 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2024 can apply for this camp. This year, we are gender-neutral. No prior programming experiences are required.

Students will learn Python programming and apply the programming skills to the real-world earth data. The camp involves close, targeted mentoring and we are aiming for a student to instructor ratio of 4:1 or 5:1. All sessions are offered in an interactive computer lab located in the Computer Science Department at Colorado State University. The cost of the SWiFT 2024 is free and lunch and matirials will be provided.

In addition to the lectures on the Python programming, we host special lectures from the scientists, experts, and industrual leaders on various topics in computer science and earth sciences that leverage computing and programing.

Where is SWiFT being held?

The camp will be held in the Computer Science Building at CSU. You can find directions to the Computer Science Building from Google Maps [CLICK HERE]. For more information about your student's location, please see the schedule [CLICK HERE].

Important Dates

Application Submission Window: March 23 - April 20, 2024 [CLOSED]

Notification of Acceptance: April 27 2024 [CLOSED]

Late Application Deadline: May 15, 2024 [Canceled: No more seats are available.]

Camp Period: June 10- June 14, 2024 [FINAL DATES]

Please note that there are limited number of seats available to make sure the student-instructor ratio. The late application will be open only if there are seats remained.


About the SWiFT Summer Camp Series

Since 2016, SWiFT has provided a week-long summer camp for students in Fort Collins, Colorado to introduce Computer Science and encourage student's education and career in the areas of Computer Science. The camp provides activity-based lerning and hands-on experience to demonstrate how mathematical concepts that students learn in school are applied to solve real-world problems. SWiFT summer camp program has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Jack Cochran Family professorship, the department of Computer Science and the College of Natural Science, Colorado State University.


What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. STEM fields are closely related and built on each other. For example, math provides the foundation for physics and engineerihg, engineers can apply their knowledge of physics to make cutting-enge devices that are useful for validating theories in physics.


How to apply?

Online Application Form: [Application closed]

If you have any question regarding the application, please contact Maya Wyllie (mayaw@psdschools.org) or Sangmi Pallickara (Sangmi.Pallickara@colostate.edu)


Schedule Click here

Team SWiFT24 Click here


© The SWiFT Program
Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University

Educational activity supported by the College of Natural Sciences, the US National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the Jack Cochran Family Professorship