Boston University is pleased to announce that it will host the 2nd annual Artemis Project@BU. Artemis is a free, five-week computer science summer program for 8th grade girls who will be entering 9th grade in September 2012. Artemis introduces participants to the creative thinking and problem-solving skills that are at the core of computer science. The program was founded in 1996 at Brown University and we launched the first program at BU last summer. The girls who participated found Artemis to be both fun and engaging as evidenced by the video montage on the program homepage.
Artemis sparks the interest of girls by making fundamental topics in computer science fun and engaging, incorporating lessons with hands-on activities as well as real-world applications. Artemis teaches girls how to design their own websites in HTML/CSS, build and program robotics, and create games using programming languages such as Java, Python, Scheme and Visual Basics. Sample conceptual topics included introduction to search and sort algorithms, cryptography, artificial intelligence, circuits, and recursion through Towers of Hanoi. In addition, students go on weekly field trips and hear from a variety of guest speakers. We hope that students will leave Artemis with both the practical skills and the conceptual background that will help them succeed.
The program will be held in Boston University's Photonics Center from June 25 through July 27, 2012 M-F from 9:00-3:00. Please note, this is a day program and accommodations are not available. For more information and to apply, please visit the program website at http://www.bu.edu/lernet/artemis.