Bits and Chips and Drones! Oh My!

About the Camp

This 10-day non-residential program will inspire students who are enthusiastic about computer science and who are eager to learn more about it in greater detail. Three areas in computer science will be explored:

  • Robotics using Finch robots
  • Building drones with programmable microcontrollers
  • Mobile app development using MIT App Inventor

The program will feature introductions to each of the above areas. The majority of the time will be devoted to the campers creating their own projects using various technologies under the supervision of camp staff. Students will also go on a field trip to local software companies and participate in a demo day where they get to showcase all the interesting things they worked on during the program! Programming experience for this program is encouraged, but not required.

Key Features

  • Full days of interactive learning
  • Field trip to local companies
  • Learn about robotics, microcontrollers, and mobile app development
  • Get insights from current CS students




2 Weeks (Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm)




Dr. Jeff Ringenberg teaches courses that introduce hundreds of Michigan students to computer science and programming. He is the faculty mentor for the MSuite Collaborative, a student group that focuses on mobile app development. His work is regularly published by the American Society of Engineering Educators and has been well received by his students. He holds a BSE, an MSE, and a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.