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What will you study this summer? Select course options by course type, grade level or subject area. Start building your summer today!

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Zebras grazing
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Biology
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Animal Behavior

Ever wonder why zoo habitats and wildlife preserves look the way they do? Students will explore how animal behavior influences the design of these habitats and why different species may be grouped together. Through studies in the classroom and the field, students will collaboratively design their own habitats.

Animals in Research – What it Means to Care
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Biology
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Animals in Research – What it Means to Care

Do you really know what it takes to care for the animals being used in research? Students will explore the complexity of animal research – it’s value to society, the regulations regarding treatment and care of the animals, as well as the multitude of people whose work is vital to functioning of a research facility. They will be challenged to look at BOTH sides of animal research as they debate its future. (Note: This course is geared for early high school students.)

Applied Mathematics
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Mathematics
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Applied Mathematics

Students will explore encryption/decryption techniques and methods of mathematical modeling through hands-on experience with codes, biological systems and financial markets. Math areas covered include logic and set theory, number theory, and linear modeling. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students.)

Are You a Maker? Exploring the Maker Movement with Arduino
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
  • Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Computer Science
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Are You a Maker? Exploring the Maker Movement with Arduino

What does it mean to be a maker? Students will become a part of today’s Maker Movement as they learn the basics of programming and designing circuits with Arduino, an open-source electronics platform. By embracing the maker culture’s values of creativity and innovation, students will become visionaries as they create a final product that reflects their unique interests. (Suggested course pairings: Astro® Camp – Roving Mars, Astro® Camp – Living on the Moon, Electrical Engineering – Exploring Clean Energy Solutions, Biomedical Engineering – Prosthetic Limbs)

Biomedical Engineering - Biometrics
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Engineering
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Biomedical Engineering - Biometrics

How do engineers utilize the electrical signaling to develop tools to monitor the inner workings of the human body? Students will explore how biometrical tools are designed, built, and marketed. They will work together to propose an enhanced prototype for a biometric tool that expands its current accessibility and function. (Note: This course is geared for early high school students. Suggested course pairings: Medical Mysteries, Biomedical Engineering – Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries, Neuroscience.)

Biomedical Engineering - Prosthetic Limbs
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
  • Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Engineering, Health Science
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Biomedical Engineering - Prosthetic Limbs

Students will explore the field of biomedical engineering, focusing on how engineers utilize knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and innovative technology to create prosthetics that mimic human limbs. In collaboration with local prosthetists and orthotists, students will learn how technology plays a role in the design and manufacturing of prosthetics. Students will use their explorations to collaboratively design, create, and test their own prosthetic limbs. (Suggested course pairings: Are You a Maker?, Electrical Engineering: Exploring Clean Energy Solutions, Animal Behavior)

Biomedical Engineering - Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
  • Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Engineering, Health Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Biomedical Engineering - Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Students will investigate how engineers apply Newton’s third law of motion to studying the causes of traumatic brain injuries and designing solutions to prevent them. Students will collaboratively apply that knowledge to design and test helmets for quidditch players in Harry Potter’s world and undergraduate muggles. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students. Suggested course pairings: Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering – Powering Energy Grids of the Future, Applied Mathematics, Sports Analytics, Sport Medicine.)

Climate Change
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Environmental Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Climate Change

Can you predict the future? Students will expand their understanding of climate change and the impact that factors such as rising global sea-surface temperatures have on our communities. They will be tasked with proposing solutions on how humans can counteract climate change and develop safeguards for their own future. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students. Suggested course pairings: Infectious Disease, Electrical Engineering – Powering Energy Grids of the Future, Applied Mathematics.)

Coastal Preservation
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Environmental Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Coastal Preservation

Did you know that the Louisiana coast loses approximately one football field of land every hour? Imagine what this could mean in 5 years, 10 years, 50 years. Through studies in the classroom and in the field, students will work together to develop solutions to slow down coastal erosion and prevent us from falling into the sea. (Note: This course is geared for early high school students. Suggested course pairings: Medical Mysteries, Biomedical Engineering – Biometrics, Animals in Research, LEGO Mindstorms – Cleaning Up After Mardi Gras.)

Electrical Engineering - Powering Energy Grids of the Future
Dates:
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
  • Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Engineering
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Electrical Engineering - Powering Energy Grids of the Future

A smarter phone, a smarter laptop, but what about a smarter, more efficient power grid? The electric power grid could be considered the largest machine on earth, but its infrastructure is outdated and inefficient. Students will investigate the role that engineers play in designing power grids and will collaboratively design solutions to improve our power infrastructure for a more sustainable future. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students. Suggested course pairings: Biomedical Engineering – Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries, Climate Change, Applied Mathematics.)

Electrical Engineering – Exploring Clean Energy Solutions
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Engineering
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Electrical Engineering – Exploring Clean Energy Solutions

Students will explore how electrical engineers utilize alternative energy sources, such as fuel cells, solar panels, and wind turbines, to generate electricity for today’s communities. Students will design energy plans that are best suited to the natural, renewable resources available in different ecosystems around the world. Using this knowledge, students will be challenged to build models of sustainable and clean energy solutions for the homes and cities of tomorrow. (Suggested residential course pairings: Astro® Camp – Living on the Moon, Astro® Camp – Roving Mars, Are You a Maker?, Biomedical Engineering: Prosthetic Limbs)

Infectious Diseases
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
  • Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Biology, Health Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Infectious Diseases

From an outbreak of cholera in Haiti after an earthquake to the rise in acute respiratory infections of hurricane evacuees, natural disasters have an impact on the spread of diseases. As a leader in public health for over a century, Tulane University recognizes the importance of community outreach and action. Students will examine the factors leading to outbreaks of disease after natural disasters. Empowered with this information, they will design public health campaigns to mitigate post disaster risk. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students. Suggested course pairings: Neuroscience, Climate Change, Applied Mathematics)

Animation camp
Dates:
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Computer Science
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Introduction to Video Game Character Animation

Do you have a passion for playing video games and ever wonder how they are created? Interested in how a character goes from 2D sketch to 3D animation? Learn the basics of how a character is built in animation software and the techniques used to bring them to life in Maya with industry-wide animation techniques. Faculty for this course are industry experts working in New Orleans gaming companies! (Suggested course pairings: Introduction to Video Game Character Concept Art)

App Concept
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Computer Science
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Introduction to Video Game Character Concept Art

Interested in drawing and developing video game characters? Investigate how concept artists from professional gaming companies develop their characters. Learn how to create characters using concept art techniques and then translate your sketches into digital imaging software using Adobe Photoshop and Zbrush. Faculty for this course are industry experts working in New Orleans gaming companies! (Suggested course pairings: Introduction to Video Game Character Animation)

Marine Biology
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Biology
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Marine Biology

From the abundance of marine debris to development of toxic algal blooms, the state of today’s water systems and the organisms that call them home are in danger. Students will explore the impact of different organisms on the sustainability of marine ecosystems in New Orleans’s “backyard." By examining how human actions disrupt the balance of these fragile ecosystems, students will design solutions to protect the native species of Louisiana’s waterways. (Suggested course pairings: Animal Behavior, Debate)

Middle School Debate
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Humanities
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Middle School Debate

Debate is fantastic preparation for basic life skills including researching, public speaking, argument invention, civil refutation, effective note-taking, and careful listening. Our one-week middle school debate program is a perfect introduction to the fundamentals of debate as well a great opportunity for intermediate and experienced debaters to build their skills.

Mysteries of Medicine
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
  • Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Biology, Health Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Mysteries of Medicine

“I am going to be a doctor” … Ok, what type? From diagnosis to treatment, students will explore the complexity of modern medicine and the different medical specialties that intricately work together to solve each patient’s medical mystery. Through case studies, guest speakers, and field observations, students will develop a better understanding about what it means to “be a doctor”. They will be challenged to use their knowledge to diagnosis and prescribe treatments to their own medical mystery. (Note: This course is geared for early high school students. Suggested course pairings: Animals in Research, Biomedical Engineering – Biometrics, Sports Medicine: The Team Approach)

NASA’s ASTRO CAMP® - Living on the Moon
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Engineering
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

NASA’s ASTRO CAMP® - Living on the Moon

Ever dream of living on the moon? In this course, students will explore what humans needs to live and work on the moon. They will use their explorations to collaboratively design and create models of lunar habitats suitable to sustain human life. (Suggested course pairings: Astro® Camp – Roving Mars, Are You a Maker?, Electrical Engineering – Exploring Clean Energy Solutions)

NASA’s ASTRO CAMP® - Roving Mars
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Computer Science
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

NASA’s ASTRO CAMP® - Roving Mars

Is it safe for humans? Students will explore how astronautical engineers design robots to discover the suitability of taking humans to Mars. As students investigate the challenges NASA engineers face, they will learn how to program and build LEGO MINDSTORMS robots to successfully build rovers and navigate a simulated Mars environment. (Suggested course pairings: Astro® Camp – Living on the Moon, Are You a Maker?, Electrical Engineering – Exploring Clean Energy Solutions)

Neuroscience
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Biology, Health Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Neuroscience

Imagine a world in which in a moment you went from being able to smell and taste your favorite food to losing your ability to process those senses. Students will examine the varying impacts of traumatic brain injuries on the body’s ability to function normally. In consultation with experts, students will propose solutions to assist survivors of traumatic brain injuries. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students. Suggested course pairings: Biomedical Engineering – Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries, Biomedical Engineering – Biometrics, Infectious Disease, Applied Mathematics)

Sports Analytics: Moneyball for All - How Analytics have Revolutionized the Sports World
Dates:
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
  • Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Sports Science, Business
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Sports Analytics: Moneyball for All - How Analytics have Revolutionized the Sports World

Should a football team punt on 4th down or go for it? Does home-court advantage really matter? These questions were once answered by a coach’s gut-instinct, player’s skill, or perhaps even team tradition. The sports industry is now turning to statistical analysis and number-based reasoning for answers. In this course, students will focus on how analytics is utilized to guide different aspects of sports teams from game strategy to team operations and management. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students. Suggested course pairings: Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering – Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries, Sports Medicine – The Team Approach.)

Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Sports Science, Marketing
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Sports Marketing: Competition Beyond the Game

Are you sports consumer savvy? Sports Marketing is comprised of a wide range of products such as the sporting event itself, the athletes, teams, facilities, equipment and merchandise as well as nutrition and personal training. In this course, students will have the opportunity to gain insight and develop skills related to the business side of the ever-changing sports industry. Using the knowledge and skills learned, students will collaboratively work together to develop a marketing strategy to promote the mentioned products to the consumer population and develop decision-making skills in advertising, public relations, event marketing and sponsoring as they relate to the sports industry.

Sports Medicine - The Team Approach
Dates:
  • Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Sports Science, Health Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Sports Medicine - The Team Approach

Discover the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common sports injuries as you work alongside Tulane University’s Sports Medicine Care Team. Students will explore the world of sports medicine focusing on the specific roles of each member of the sports medicine total care team. During visits to Tulane’s athletic training room, students will learn common injury care techniques used by athletic trainers in taping labs and injury prevention sessions. Students will be exposed to the decision-making process used to provide cutting edge, evidence-based medical care to athletes. (Note: This course is geared for early high school students. Suggested course pairings: Medical Mysteries, Biomedical Engineering – Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries, Neuroscience, Sports Analytics.)

Animation camp
Dates:
  • Jul 09, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Computer Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Video Game Character Animation

Do you have a passion for playing video games and ever wonder how they are created? Interested in how a character goes from 2D sketch to 3D animation? Learn the basics of how a character is built in animation software and the techniques used to bring them to life in Maya with industry-wide animation techniques. Faculty for this course are industry experts working in New Orleans gaming companies! (Suggested course pairings: Video Game Character Concept Art, App Concept & Design.)

Character design
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Computer Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Video Game Character Concept Art

Interested in drawing and developing video game characters? Investigate how concept artists from professional gaming companies develop their characters. Learn how to create characters using concept art techniques and then translate your sketches into digital imaging software using Adobe Photoshop and Zbrush. Faculty for this course are industry experts working in New Orleans gaming companies! (Suggested course pairings: Video Game Character Animation, App Prototyping, Video Game Development in Python.)

Introduction to Video Game Development and Python
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Computer Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Video Game Development and Python

“Throw Me Something Mister.” Ever wonder what it would be like to be a part of a krewe riding on a float through the streets of New Orleans throwing beads to the crowds that line the parade route? Students will learn and use Python to develop a game that simulates a Mardi Gras krewe’s travels along their New Orleans parade route. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students. Suggested course pairings: LEGO MINDSTORMS – Cleaning Up After Mardi Gras, Applied Mathematics.)

Wetland Conservation
Dates:
  • Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

$595/week for Day session, $2995/2-week Residential session

Environmental Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Wetland Conservation

Through studies in the classroom and excursions to Louisiana’s wetlands, students will learn about the organisms that call the wetland home and explore the causes of wetland destruction. Using that knowledge, students will collaborate with one another to design and propose solutions to preserving this unique ecosystem for the future. (Note: This course is geared for early high school students. Suggested course pairings: Medical Mysteries, Biomedical Engineering – Biometrics, Animals in Research, LEGO Mindstorms – Cleaning Up After Mardi Gras.)