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AUS holds Fourth High School Computing Camp
Another successful edition of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) High School Computing Camp concluded recently after a week of engineering design and innovation. Held December 23–27, the camp was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the university’s College of Engineering (CEN).
The computing camp, for students from grade 10-12, involved the dynamic field of computer science and engineering and helped students build their technical and soft skills through presentations, problem solving, teamwork, communication and time management. The camp focused on a wide variety of topics ranging from web development, robotics, smart homes and Internet of Things (IoT), mobile apps, programming, cyber security and more.
According to Dr. Fadi Aloul, Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and organizer of the computing camp:
“The camp is held to spread awareness and underline the impact of computer science and engineering in today’s world, and how it can make a difference in almost every sector, be it education, health or transportation. Our camp had been modified this time to include more hands-on labs and encouraged the students to think outside the box. It also helped them, develop their soft skills as they worked in teams.”
The camp also included the basics of programming and had students create their first C++ programs to solve different problems. It allowed them to focus on building simple Android Apps as well as developing basic HTML webpages.