AUS Computing Camp a big hit with students of high schools

SourceGulf Today

Photo has been used for illustrative purposes. Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent High school students from around the UAE had the opportunity to dive into the world of machine learning, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and other exciting fields at the Ninth American University of Sharjah (AUS) High School Computing Camp held during the winter break. Fifty students in grades 10-12 from 28 schools across the UAE were selected to participate in the one-week online camp. Divided into two groups of 25 students each, the students worked with seven lab instructors from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in parallel sessions every day. All participating students received certificates of attendance at the end of the camp. “The interest of high school students in the camp has grown tremendously since its introduction. We received more than 250 applications from close to 60 schools this semester.

This is the second time we’ve held the camp online. We have ensured that it has all the elements of our past in-person events. During the camp, students were able to develop their programming and computing skills, as well as hone their soft skills as they worked in teams,” said Dr Fadi Aloul, Professor and Head more...