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UIS to Host Academic Summer Camps for H.S. Students

University of Illinois Springfield Continuing and Professional Education will offer five academic summer camps for high school students in June, July and August. Each experience will be led by UIS faculty and will offer students a challenging, fun and affordable summer experience focused on exploring emerging technologies.

Programs include:

Big Problems, Big Ideas: Civic Engagement and Leadership Camp June 11-13 at UIS and the Illinois State Capitol. The three-day camp teaches high school students enhanced knowledge and skills to navigate public policy and the civic action arena. The camp will explore social issues and focus on the root causes of community and public policy problems.

NPR Illinois/UIS Journalism and Podcasting Camp June 17-18, 20-21 at UIS, the Illinois State Capitol and WICS-TV 20. The four-day camp helps high school students develop reporting skills including news writing, interviewing and editing. Students will also talk with news makers around Springfield which will air on the radio. Full and partial scholarships are available for students in need. The camp is run by UIS journalism faculty and NPR Illinois staff members with support from the Illinois Press Foundation and NPR Illinois.

Ramanujan's Master Class July 9-11 at UIS. High school students with a keen interest in STEM subjects will delve into the theorems and concepts of mathematical genius Srinivas Ramanujan, renowned for their depth and originality.

Crime Scene Investigation July 10-11 at UIS. This two-day camp is a hands-on experience into the world of crime scenes, including interviewing victims and potential subjects. High school students will develop forensic skills through a lens of criminal justice and medical lab sciences including fingerprinting and blood analysis.

Data and Business Analytics Camp for High Schoolers August 5-9 at UIS. High school students will solve real-world business problems using data and statistical analyses including descriptive analysis, correlations, t-tests and predictions.


Parents can register their students for the academic summer camps online at Questions may be directed to


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