ASSIST 2024 Day Camps

The ASSIST Center at NC State is bringing sensors to life with summer camps for high school students in grades 9-12. NC State faculty will share their research with the students and teach data-gathering and analysis techniques. This summer experience is geared toward students with an interest in computer science and biology.

Following the steps of the Engineering Design Process, students will learn about global One Health issues that affect humans, animals, and the environment and how they can use open-source platforms and simple sensors to detect and mitigate these issues. During the camp, students will experiment and study human physiology using multiple platforms.

Week 1: June 24-28: Introduction to Circuits and Arduino

Week 2: July 8-12: Physiological Sensors

Week 3: July 22-26: Engineering Design Process

No experience or specific background is required; just an interest in STEM and wearable devices! Students can register for one or multiple weeks.

Camp includes:

  • Hands-on experience with sensors, circuits, electronic components
  • Daily instruction from university professors and specialized secondary school teachers
  • Tours of world-class laboratories and research facilities/equipment
  • Seminars from renowned researchers on topics of interest
  • Opportunity to present projects to family members
  • Experience on an internationally-ranked university campus
  • A low teacher-to-student ratio (approximately 1:10)
  • Time to bond with like-minded peers
  • Lunch each day at a university dining facility
  • A very cool camp T-shirt

Cost: $400 per week of camp; $750 for two weeks; $1000 for all three weeks

Location: NC State University Centennial Campus

Time: 9a-4p Monday-Friday

Space is limited to 20 campers per session, so register early! Acceptances will be communicated on a rolling basis.

Please reach out to ASSIST’s Education Director Dr. Elena Veety with subject matter questions, or Events Manager Ren Shore with logistical questions.

Refund policy: Full refund minus a $25 administrative fee will be provided if participation is canceled prior to the following dates:

  • May 27, 2024 for Week 1, June 24-28
  • June 10, 2024 for Week 2, July 8-12
  • June 24, 2024 for Week 3, July 22-26

If participant cancels after these dates, a 50% refund will be issued. If no cancellation is received (no-show), or if a camper is dismissed while camp is in session, no refund will be issued.

Cancellation must be communicated in writing to Ren Shore.