Summer Programs

All CS Department Summer Programs are free and Summer 2020 programs will be held virtually. NMSU CS Outreach programs are supported by CAHSI, the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (, and iCREDITS, the CREST Interdisciplinary Center of Research Excellence in Design of Intelligent Technologies for Smart Grids ( ).

June Programs

YWiC Virtual Summer Program for Young Women in High School

June 1 – 13, 2020


This two-week virtual camp will be held Monday – Friday, 4.5 hours each day, for 30 HS young women. This includes YWiC alumni and those young women new to YWiC.

Join us to explore computer science through fun builds and learning to code! Computing skills will get you the job of your dreams someday, so join us this summer and celebrate your innate abilities for understanding how to help your neighbors, solve community issues, and discover your talents for integrating technologies.

This is not an introduction to computers camp, but a walk with programming, computational thinking, and new technologies. Young women will explore Arduino microprocessors, learn Java, and explore Cybersecurity and Encryption.

YWiC Virtual Summer Program for Middle School girls

June 15 – 26, 2020

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Are you ready to create, build, and learn programming in a fun and friendly environment? Computer Science projects will include Game Design, CyberSecurity, and Encryption, plus Modeling and Simulation!

This is not an introduction to computers camp, but a walk with programming, computational thinking, and new technologies.

This YWiC Summer Camp for girls is reserved for 30 YWiC alumni and new participants in middle school, rising into 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, to be held virtually Monday – Friday.

July Programs

CS Adventures Virtual Program

July 6 – 17, 2020

1:00PM-4:00PM, M-F

For up to 30 high school students, co-gender.

Join this fun and elite computer camp, and become a creator of new technologies and programming! This camp provides a broad foundation for computer science, to empower our area high school students in CS and computational thinking.

Acceptance into this program will be based on answers provided on the application, the availability of the student applicant to participate in the full two weeks of the program, plus targeted regional, gender, and age distributions.

Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Males Year-Long Program

The program will return in Summer 2021.

For boys in middle school, rising into 6th – 8th grades.

Summer Camp Info:

This program is designed to put technology into students’ hands and give them experience solving real world problems. This experience will teach boys to think like entrepreneurs and develop skills needed for success in jobs of the future. Each student will utilize devices to build projects, design apps, and create innovative solutions to social issues.

Applicants for the Verizon Innovative Learning Program should identify as minority male students from middle schools with an average of over 70% free and reduced lunch. The summer camp will include lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win prizes, plus swag.

Bus transportation will be provided at three locations for students in the Gadsden School District.

Young Women in Computing (YWiC) Resource Site

The Young Women in Computing (YWiC) resource site provides example activities, curriculum, and other resources for other enthusiastic group who might want to organize outreach activities in their local communities.

For more information, visit the YWiC website at ; follow on Facebook at or twitter at ; or email NMSU CS Outreach at cgraham (at)

CS Professional Development: Designed for teachers in mid and high school, and the hero’s teaching UK12 DISSECT initiatives, Computer Science, AP CS Principles, etc., and those interested in broadening their coding expertise!