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CS³ 2018: Artificial Intelligence

Appropriate for high school juniors and seniors, and incoming college freshmen.

Computer Science Summer at Stetson Artificial Intelligence is a five-day academic camp for high school students and recently graduated seniors.

Students who pass an optional quiz at the end of the camp will receive instructor permission to enroll in Stetson University's CSCI 141 course, a required course for computer science and computer information systems majors.

On-site housing and all meals are included in the cost of the camp. Campers are supervised and evening activities are planned and required.

CS³ 2018: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are experiencing a revival in research and industry due to significant advances in software and hardware. Today, we speak to our phones and home assistants, social media automatically tags our photos and self-driving cars are on the horizon. These applications make use deep learning, massive datasets and sophisticated robotics.

During the 2018 AI camp, students will be provided a personal robot that they will assemble and teach how to perform a variety of behaviors. Students may keep their robot and continue to improve its capabilities after the camp. Students will also practice with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technologies to design applications that recognize faces and objects in photos, learn to play video games and suggest music tracks for a playlist.

Stetson University offers a custom scholarship program that allows qualifying high school students the opportunity to earn funds for their education by participating in select camps and programs. Sign up at and begin earning scholarship dollars for your financial aid package at Stetson! Through this program, participants currently in grades 9-12 may qualify to earn $250.00 in scholarship dollars towards their portfolio under “Summer Programs.” A maximum of $750.00 dollars may be earned in this category, which allows participants to attend and earn scholarship dollars from up to three of Stetson University’s Summer Programs.

About the Instructor

Joshua Eckroth, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of computer science at Stetson University. Eckroth earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University in computer science with an emphasis in artificial intelligence. His research interests lie in machine learning, cybersecurity and computer science pedagogy.

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Registration Information

Dates: June 11 - June 15, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Day Camp Cost: $595.00

Overnight accommodations and all meals provided.


For more information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach at 386-822-7500 or