Tinkering with Mobile Apps

About the Camp

This 5-day commuter program is ideal for students who are curious about exploring the basics of computer science. Through engaging lectures and hands-on activities, students will be introduced to fundamental principles of computer science. They will be able to build their own working mobile app with MIT App Inventor. Students learn how to design user interfaces, work with graphics and sound, use sensors and databases to create a functional and interesting app. The final day of the program will feature a Design Expo where students get to show off all the cool apps they made! A field trip and daily recreational activities are planned, including campus tours and socials to give campers a taste of college.

Key Features

  • Full days of interactive learning
  • Learn how to build your own mobile app
  • Get insights from current CS students




1 Week (Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5pm)




Marcus Darden is a Lecturer in CSE with over 15 years of teaching in the field. He currently teaches computer science classes in large, multi-section courses (600+ students) and serves as a faculty advisor for computer science major and minors, helping students to make course, elective, and career decisions. Darden received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1992. He received an MSE in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1994 while also completing MS coursework in CSE.