The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management hosts an annual summer camp for current high school students.
Innovate: The Raikes School Way is designed for students with limited or no computer science experience. Students who expect to enter college in the fall of 2024 will be given priority based on total applications. Those in the high school class of 2025 may also be accepted on a space-available basis. (Students with moderate or advanced computer science experience are encouraged to contact the Raikes School directly for additional engagement opportunities.)
2023 Dates: July 16-29, 2023
Cost: $2,050 (Need-based scholarships are available to assist with the cost of the camp. Cost covers all housing, meals, instruction, and activities associated with the camp.)
STEM-Focused Summer Programs for Ambitious High School Students
“The two-week program’s unique blend of computer science and engineering with innovative entrepreneurship puts this program on the map for any engineering, business, or tech major.”
Stay in the Heart of Campus
During the 2-week camp, you will stay in the Kauffman Academic Residential Center, giving you an opportunity to live and learn in the same location as Raikes School students.
Dive into Core Programming Concepts
Through project-oriented curriculum, you will learn basic innovation concepts and programming skills, primarily in Java, a language commonly used in education and job applications.
Learn from Raikes School Faculty
Academic instruction will be led by professors who teach Raikes School courses, including the Raikes School’s Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Cooper.
Visit Research Labs & Local Businesses
You will visit Nebraska’s NIMBUS drone lab, Hudl’s headquarters, Spreetail’s offices on Innovation Campus, and more to learn about applications of business and computing and professional opportunities in Lincoln.
Explore the City and Nebraska’s Campus
With activities such as rock climbing at the Outdoor Adventure Center and movie nights at the Lincoln Grand, you will get a feel for what campus and Lincoln have to offer.
Connect with Your Peers
Through collaboration in class, evening games and activities, and trips to the dining hall for meals with your fellow students and Raikes School teaching assistants, you will gain new friends and mentors.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Applications OpenApply to Summer Camp here Need-based scholarships form
After applying to the camp, you may apply for need-based scholarships.
Friday, April 14, 2023
Deadline for both applications for admission to the camp and need-based scholarships. (Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after April 14 if space is available)
Monday, April 24, 2023
Applicants will be notified of admission and scholarship decisions.
Friday, May 26, 2023
Accepted students' full registration payment is due to secure their spot. (After Friday, May 26, 2022, unpaid spots will be filled by students on a waitlist)
Questions? Contact Adam Britten, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach at the Raikes School at email@example.com or 402-472-0737.