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University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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Dign'IT Initiative

The University of Idaho Dign’IT program has the bold goal of changing the culture in northern Idaho to embrace high-tech, high-growth businesses. Highly interactive training efforts are designed to raise awareness of the importance of information technology for vibrant communities. A key goal is to focus on programming to promote a comfort level with diverse technologies.

Dign’IT takes a responsive approach to building a multi-tiered software development ecosystem. Well-marked on- and off-ramps accommodate students regardless of age or education level (on-ramps), and support employment and entrepreneurial opportunities (off-ramps). The program connects with regional IT companies and new start-ups to harvest corporate input that enables a focus on practical development of skills required for industry success. This ensures that programs are relevant and producing high-value experience for participants.

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2016 Dign'IT Camps

The Air Force Association (AFA) CyberCamp program is designed to excite students new to cybersecurity about STEM career opportunities and teach them important cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities.

Through the camp, students  will learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well as how to harden entire networks running Windows 7 and Ubuntu operating systems.

The AFA CyberCamp will culminate in an exciting final team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals and mimics AFA’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

The camp is designed for students new to cybersecurity, not veteran CyberPatriot Competitors.

Camp Details

Dates: Aug. 1 - Aug. 5, 2016
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Who: Girls and boys entering the 7 - 12 grades, fall of 2016 
Cost: $25 per student, scholarships available based on need
Locations:
University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, Harbor Center, 1031 N Academic Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Kellogg Middle School, 810 Bunker Avenue, Kellogg, ID
Sandpoint High School, 410 S Division Avenue, Sandpoint, ID
Spokane (location TBA)

Download the registration form and return with payment (or copy of online payment receipt) to University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene by email, postal mail or in person. Registrations are due by July 25.

Payment secures your place in the camp. Payment can be mailed in with registration, paid in person at the Harbor Center, or paid online.

Registration for this camp is CLOSED for 2016. Please check back next year.

“Emulsify” your creativity with chemistry by spending a week studying, developing, and testing personal care products such as lip balm, lotion, deodorant and soap. Examine ingredients and properties of matter similar to professional cosmetic chemists. Consider if and how changing ingredients in personal products can make a healthier product for you and the environment. Download the flyer.

Camp Details

Dates: June 20 - 24, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Place: University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene Harbor Center, 1031 N Academic Way
Cost: $25.00
Ages: Girls entering grades 6 - 9

*Students will be expected to bring their own lunch Monday-Thursday. Snacks will be provided as well as a pizza lunch on Friday.

Week's Schedule

Monday: “Language and Lip Balms” is an introduction to the basic language of chemistry in cosmetics, early history of lip balm cosmetics, comparing earliest ingredients and preparations to those of modern day lip balm cosmetics, building an understanding of mixtures and solubility, and applications to chemical compounds. Research of different recipes for creating lip balms using all natural ingredients will be conducted, followed by choosing or modifying a recipe to test.

Tuesday: “Lotions, Potions, and pH” will explore the concepts of pH in cosmetic preparations, emulsifiers, consistency and concentration. Participants will research different lotion preparation recipes, modify or create experimental lotion preparation, focusing on creating a product consistency in texture, pH, smell and color.

Wednesday: “Deodorant and Melting Points” will explore the concepts of chemical melting points, aromatic hydrocarbons, volatilized chemical compounds, and chemical compound kinetics. Students will research natural deodorant recipes, modify or create experimental deodorant preparation in an attempt to create a product that will maintain its effectiveness under increased temperature (exercise).

Thursday: “Soaps, Surfactants, and Our Surroundings” will explore concepts of water chemistry, water quality, surfactants, glycerides, concentration and environmental safety in the context of pH changes. Conducting research for the development of their own soap, modify or create experimental environmentally safe soap.

Friday: “Cosmetic Chemistry as a Career” will consist of presentations of student “best” recipes for each of the products created over the course of the week.

Registration for this camp is CLOSED for 2016. Please check back next year.

GenCyber Java Coding Camp for tweens and teens teaches students the basics of Java programming with a solid foundation in cybersecurity using Processing 2.0. Campers complete fun challenges throughout the week, including robotics controls, and get a taste for real-world programming.

No previous programming experience required – just a love for computers and coding! The curriculum is customized for beginner to intermediate learners ages 12 and up. The final day of camp features a competition showcase. The camp is free in 2016 due to generous grant support from the GenCyber organization. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on June 24, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be mailed July 1, 2016.

2016 Camp Details

Dates: July 11 - 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 12 and up
Cost: FREE
Location: University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way, Rm 241

Thank you to our sponsor:

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The 2016 STEAM Labs have concluded. Please check back next spring for more exciting opportunities.

Be inspired by energetic expert instructors and build critical 21st century STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) skills. Each STEAM Lab session will be focused on a specific topic targeting a particular age group. These daylong workshops are for various age groups and ability levels. They will be offered free of charge.

Where: University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way
Cost: Free
Food: Snacks will be provided; participants should bring a sack lunch
Registration: TBA

Registration for this camp is CLOSED for 2016. Please check back next year.

This exciting summer educational camp for middle-school girls will focus on exploring digital innovation and information technology. The camp will be held the week of June 27 and will focus on computer programming, website development, coding and graphic design. 

Applicants must be girls who will be in grades 6-9 during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants must be able to commit to attending all four days of camp, June 27-30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The application process is competitive, based on an interest statement and a teacher recommendation. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 27, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be mailed June 6, 2016.

2016 Camp Details

Dates: June 27 - 30, 2016
Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Who: Girls entering grades 6 - 9 in 2016
Cost: Free
Location: University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, Harbor Center Campus, 1031 N. Academic Way, Rm 241

The Dig’nIT Internship program is an academic summer technology enrichment program that creates paths to college for area students, while promoting careers and education associated with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). The program is for advancing high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen.

Interns are placed at sites in and around Coeur d’Alene for 20 hours per week. The goal is to provide students with meaningful experiences that expose them to interesting IT careers that require a bachelor’s degree and that motivate them to continue on the academic path needed to enroll and succeed at a four-year college or university. If you have a student interested in a internship, contact Staci Hinsz at shinsz@uidaho.edu.

The 2016 Application deadline is May 5, 2016.

University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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