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The Wyndcroft School prides itself on giving its students the opportunity to grow into leaders at the area's best secondary schools and beyond. Our new Summer STEM Institute is just another example of how Wyndcroft prepares our students for the future. Through the Summer STEM Institute, students are given the chance to advance coding knowledge and skills that they obtained in the classroom. Using specialized programs, controllers and platforms, Summer Institute STEM scholars will be exposed to advanced levels of coding and STEM concepts that will set them up for success as they progress in their scientific studies.

Summer STEM Institute General Information

  • All sessions are designed for rising 6th through 9th graders.
  • The Institute runs Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to Noon.
  • Activities will be centered around the Upper School Science Lab in The Wyndcroft School.

Summer STEM Institute 2019 Course Descriptions

Session A: AFA Cybersecurity Camp (June 10th – 14th)


The Wyndcroft School will be hosting the Air Force Association’s Cyber Camp program for one week only this summer! Curriculum includes cybersecurity principles, virtual machines, file protection, auditing and monitoring, an introduction to Linux, Ubuntu 16 terminology and concepts, graphical user interface security, command line security, and basic Windows security policies and account management. Students that participate in this camp will be eligible to participate in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition during the 2019-2020 school year.
Students will receive a workbook and t-shirt. 
Cost: $275 (space is limited)

Session B: Computing with Raspberry Pi (July 8th – 12th)


In this session students learn how to use a Raspberry Pi computer. Learn the basics of the pi operating system, Linux. Construct your own personal media center. Learn how to program with Python. Work with a wide range of peripheral devices. Students this week will take home their own Retro Pi gaming computer.
Cost: $300 (space is limited)

Session C: Coding with Arduino Microcontrollers – Level 1 (August 5th – 9th)


This week is designed for students who are new to coding and microcontrollers. No experience necessary! Students will learn the basics of breadboards, the Arduino IDE software, coding with Arduinos, and how to program basic sensors. Students will be able to take home their final projects.
Cost: $300 (space is limited)

Session D: Coding with Arduino Microcontrollers – Level 2 (August 19th – 23rd)


This week is designed for students that have prior experience with Arduino, have taken the level 1 course, or attended last year’s coding camp. Projects may include
motion detection, facial recognition, machine learning, environmental sensors, weather and climate meters, and identity sensors. Students will be able to take home their final projects.
Cost: $300 (space is limited)

For more information, please contact: David Johnson, Ed.D., Upper School Science Instructor or to register, fill out the form below.