UConn's Pre-College Summer (PCS) program began in July 2014 as a non-credit program for high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who were looking for opportunities to get the first taste of life as a college student.
We have a summer in Storrs for you!
UConn's Pre-College Summer Makerspace: Intro to Arduino course provides high school students the opportunity to learn how to utilize electronics to control the world around us at a nationally ranked public university campus.
Feed your curiosity.
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. With the ability to read inputs and turn them into an output, Arduino can be programmed to activate motors, turn on lights, and utilize sensors. This makes it a great tool for fast prototyping which is why Arduino projects can be found in makerspaces around the world. Held in UConn's first Makerspace, the Learning Community Innovation Zone (LCIZ) during Session 3, our Intro to Arduino course allows participants to explore the basics of Arduino while implementing design theory and problem-solving skills to tackle a real-life problem. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to keep their kit so that they can continue to solve future problems using Arduino.
Cost and Session Information
Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense.
*Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment.
Application: A non-refundable application processing fee of $40.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process, and is separate from enrollment costs.
Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.
Early Bird: Take advantage of a $150 early bird discount when you submit your application by April 1st, 2020
Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above. Check out our Course Academies for bundling options!
Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.