10th AUS High School Computing Camp

The Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) at the American University of (AUS) invites you to

  • highlightCamp Details

    10th AUS High School Computing Camp is an online educational and entertaining event, targeted at UAE resident students between grades 10-12. During the camp, students will engage in a series of experiments and hands-on activities, related to various topics in Computer Science and Engineering. Students will also explore new grounds of science, and develop essential skills necessary for their future University life.

      Camp Highlights:
      • Programming in Python: Algorithms, Variables, Control and Conditional Statements, Loops.
      • Smart Home Development: Programming IoT devices and Basics of Building a Smart Home.
      • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): Introduction to AI and ML with practical examples.
      • Mobile Application Development: Basics of Building Mobile Apps.
      • Games Development: Basics of Games Development using Scratch.
      • Computer Networks: Basics of Building and Configuring a Computer Network.
      • Digital Systems Design: Boolean Logic Principals, Basics of Building a Computer and accompanying skills.

    All participants that complete the camp will receive an electronic Certificate of Participation from the Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS).

  • homeVenue

    Online Sessions.

  • date_rangeDate and Time

    Date: March 27th - April 1st 2021.
    Time: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM.

    Registration Deadline: 13th of March 2021.

  • faceCamp Team

    Camp Director

    Dr. Fadi Aloul
    Professor and Department Head

    Camp Instructors

    Mr. Ahmad Al Nabulsi
    Camp Coordinator
    Lab Instructor
    Ms. Hend ElGhazaly
    Lab Instructor
    Mr. Mohammed Elnawawy
    Lab Instructor
    Mrs. Praveena Kolli
    Senior Lab Instructor
    Ms. Salsabeel Shapsough
    Lab Instructor
    Mr. Sameer Alawnah
    Lab Instructor
    Mr. Wissam Abou Khreibe
    Senior Lab Instructor
  • subtitlesRegistration

    Registration is FREE on a competitive basis. Typical camp acceptance rate is 25%.
    Registration is limited to UAE residents.
    Fill the form below and write the 200-words statement.

    Registration Form

  • developer_boardCamp News Clips
  • event1st AUS High School Computing Camp (December 24-28, 2017)

    Camp Testimonials:

    "I have joined the camp to learn programming and web development. I have loved the camp especially the robotics session and hope to be here again soon with a new camp and new topics. It was a pleasure to know my camp mates. Thanks to Mr. Ahmad and Mr Hammam for their great effort with us."
    Ahmed Attalla

    Grade 11
    National Charity School-Dubai


    "I personally enjoyed programming in C++ the most and building the robots is a close second. The camp was really fun and educational. It surpassed my expectations."
    Hadi Kiwan

    Grade 12
    Australian International School-Sharjah

    Sample of Camp Student Work:

      Ahmed Attalla Web Page

       Yusuf Ozkul Web Page

       Anas Zain Al Abdeen Web Page

    Camp Photos:

  • event2nd AUS High School Computing Camp (March 25-29, 2018)

    Camp Testimonials:

    " It was really a very good experience. I totally enjoyed these 5 days and even learned many things."
    Cianna Vanessa Fernandes

    Grade 12
    India International School - Sharjah


    "Awesome. I got to learn new skills and improve some of my own."
    Ali Al Heimari

    Grade 11
    Al Nahda International School - Abu Dhabi

    " It was pretty fun and interesting and the teachers were great (Helpful!)."
    Maya Moussa

    Grade 11
    Philadelphia Private School - Dubai

    Sample of Camp Student Work:

      Cianna Vanessa Fernandes Web Page

       Maitha Hassan Web Page

    Camp Photos:

  • event3rd AUS High School Computing Camp (July 22-26, 2018)

    Camp Testimonials:

    " The camp changed the hard idea of engineering that I had and showed me how fun it is."
    Nasser Allah Awad

    Grade 12
    Sharjah American School - Sharjah


    "I enjoyed learning topics that I was interested in along with new topics. The camp was very informative in a short span of one week I learnd so much."
    Irene Boby

    Grade 11
    Gems Modern Academy - Dubai

    "An experience that allows student to expand their knowledge and explore the world around them."
    Hisham Kazim

    Grade 11
    Al Ittihad Private School - Dubai

    Sample of Camp Student Work:

      Irene Boby Web Page

    Camp Photos:

  • event4th AUS High School Computing Camp (December 23-27, 2018)

    Camp Testimonials:

    "It was amazing, very useful! loved every one and the community :)."
    Ahmed Al Zarka

    Grade 12
    Dubai American Academy - Dubai


    "It was a very good but short course, with each topic taught well."
    Shresha Das

    Grade 11
    Delhi Private School - Sharjah

    "Had great fun. Learned a lot!"
    Ashrita Ann Koshy

    Grade 11
    Delhi Private School - Sharjah

    "Simultaneosly fun and educational."
    Yazan Mash'al

    Grade 10
    Australian International School - Sharjah

    Sample of Camp Student Work:

      Meera Aldaw Web Page

    Camp Photos:

  • event5th AUS High School Computing Camp (March 31 -April 4, 2019)

    Camp Testimonials:

    "It was amazing, the instructors job was outstanding, they were the best presenters I have ever attended to. The camp over all was perfect and very useful."
    Saeed Ibrahim

    Grade 11
    Dubai Internashional School - Dubai


    "The camp taught me many topics without being boring. It was fun but at the same time educational."
    Ayman Hassan

    Grade 10
    Sharjah American International School - Sharjah

    "It was great, I have met new friends and participated in exciting activities."
    Omon Urkinbaev

    Grade 12
    Australian International School - Sharjah

    "It was full of useful yet fun experience, I loved it so much and enjoyed every second of my time."
    Yousef Khaled

    Grade 12
    Dubai International School- Dubai

    Sample of Camp Student Work:

      Dilan Nagoor Web Page

    Camp Photos:

  • event6th AUS High School Computing Camp (July 28 -August 1, 2019) (Special Edition in association with Sharjah Youth Center)

    Camp Photos:

  • event7th AUS High School Computing Camp (December 22 -December 26, 2019)

    Camp Testimonials:

    "Exceeded my expectations. It was challenging enough to keep me interested throughout the camp."
    Khyber Rabbi

    Grade 11
    Sharjah English School - Sharjah


    "My experience was amazing, this camp made me learn more about my future major. Thank you for everything"
    Ali Nabeel

    Grade 10
    Sharjah British International School - Sharjah

    "Amazing, and I would give it 11 out of 10. The camp was fun and at the same time very educational."
    Omar Hassan

    Grade 11
    Australian International School - Sharjah

    "The camp was very fun & I learned a lot of new things. I enjoyed web and mobile apps development the most."
    Mahek Gandhi

    Grade 10
    Delhi Private School- Sharjah

    Sample of Camp Student Work:

      Osman Siddiqui Web Page

    Camp Photos:

  • event8th AUS High School Computing Camp (July 11-16, 2020) (Online Edition)

    Camp Testimonials:

    "This camp was a wonderful experience for me. I learnt so many new things about computers and computer engineering. I really enjoyed it. Throughout the camp, I learnt about various topics like building a computer, basics of python, building a computer network, mobile apps and more. I would like to thank AUS for giving me this opportunity to be part of this camp. "
    Arjun Anand

    Grade 10
    Leaders Private School - Sharjah

    "It was a really fun experience, the camp was conducted in the best way possible even with the current COVID-19 circumstances. The instructors were really helpful and engaging. I enjoyed all the sessions and felt that each day my love for Computer Science and IT grew and grew. Thank you to the CSE department at AUS for giving us a camp worth remembering."
    Layth Al-Khairulla

    Grade 12
    International School of Choueifat - Sharjah

    "Why Every High School Student Who Is Interested In CS Should Attend AUS Camp? Well the Answer is Simple,The Camp Gives you Numerous Opportunities to Discover Your Talent And It Gives You An Insight on How Interesting The Computer World has Become From Learning basics of Python to Developing An App in Python, This Camp for me was like a Stepping Stone To My Ambition."
    Kris Soni

    Grade 12
    Leaders Private School - Sharjah

    "The Camp is great for those who are experienced and advanced, as it brings together a wide variety of computer science components with new perspectives on lots of things. The Experience was fun, but could have been a little bit more Mac-friendly."
    William Heintz

    Grade 11
    Sharjah English School - Sharjah

    "The 8th AUS Computing Camp was an amazing experience for me. Each session taught me something new and interesting and really helped me expand my knowledge on the vast subject! The machine learning and mobile app development sessions were very fun, engaging and interesting. Overall, I loved the camp a lot and it was a perfect addition to my summer break. A huge thank you to the entire CSE Department at AUS, the camp was phenomenal!"
    Ronak Mahesh

    Grade 12
    Al Diyafah High School - Dubai

    "Personally, I was not very familiar with Computer Science and IT concepts. I always thought they were too difficult or complicated. After attending this camp, I must say I was amazed and thoroughly surprised. I discovered that I had an interest in many concepts and found myself eager to do more coding and projects! Whether you are a coding master or simply interested, this camp is definitely for you. For me, the engaging instructors, interactive platforms and exciting applications and websites allowed me to thrive and learn."
    Sewar Abu Nimeh

    Grade 10
    Al Salam Community School - Dubai

    "It has been a very interesting experience and I'm really happy and satisfied with the camp. It taught me many new skills and introduced me to several new things like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and many more."
    Ryan Taha

    Grade 10
    International School of Choueifat- Sharjah

    "Being a student with a passion for Computer Science and seeking to enhance my overall knowledge on this certain field was certainly one of my personal goals and this is where the 8th AUS High School Camp came into play. This is definitely one of a kind and could be described as a roller-coaster ride throughout, the concepts and different aspects of Computer Science I learnt are very intriguing! Indeed, I grasped a wide variety of information and feel that it has shaped my overall perspective on this topic and hence being a great camp to participate in! Furthermore, I would like to appreciate all the teachers of this 8th AUS High School Camp for their dedication and hard-work in ensuring that we get the most out of this special camp and hope that in the future... the other students too would benefit from such a camp! Lastly, I would also like to express my sincere appreciation towards this prestigious University and thank them for this opportunity!"
    W.Devin Hesith Fernando

    Grade 11
    Al Diyafah High School - Dubai

    "My experience was amazing, it was fun yet educational, I understood how a lot of popular things worked and learned more about my future major. 11/10"
    Farah Madkour

    Grade 10
    International School of Choueifat - Abu Dhabi

    "I want to thank all the teachers who made the camp successful. Second of all,this camp ensured what I will study in the university. Thanks for all your support.😃🤩❤"
    Osama Namroud

    Grade 10
    Al Najah Private School - Abu Dhabi

    "I would like to thank AUS for this wonderful opportunity to expand my knowledge boundaries by introducing to me many new computing concepts. Every day, every professor, and every topic was taught in the most exceptional and clear way possible. Apart from the theory, the activities(like Home I/O, Thunkable, Minetest, Python, Game Development, CISCO Packet Tracer) helped me create an insight in the concept. This is one of the very best camps I have attended so far!! Thank you AUS!!!"
    Sivadurga Adduri

    Grade 11
    Leaders Private School - Sharjah

    "My experience at the AUS summer camp was absolutely great! the camp provided me an insight into the basic fields of computer science. We learnt about Networking using Cisco, Logic gates, Python programming, Mobile app development, IOT and making smart home with Homeio, Machine learning and many other interesting topics. The teachers were all very helpful and also provided additional resources for further improvement and learning. I thank AUS and the teachers at summer camp for providing me this wonderful oppurtunity."
    Aadil Abbasi Chasmawala

    Grade 11
    Leaders Private School - Sharjah

    "It was indeed an Amazing experience! I have learned so many new things in these 6 days .It covered up all the different aspects of Computer Science. I have loved the camp especially the machine learning and python session and hope to be here again soon with a new camp and new topics."
    Jeevitha Subramanian

    Grade 11
    Leaders Private School - Sharjah

    "The camp was interesting and challenging and I got introduced to new things. I liked the networking, mobile app development and machine learning the most."
    Jaiwant Reddy Kallam

    Grade 10
    Sharjah Indian School - Sharjah

    "It was a very beneficial camp. The classes were interesting and they were a great way to gain insight on the topics included in computer science and engineering. I would definitely recommend joining this camp if you would like to pursue a career in computer science and engineering or just to pick up some knowledge on this subject."
    Mira Mohammad Hamdan

    Grade 11
    Emirates American School - Sharjah

    "I was a little apprehensive while registering to the AUS summer camp; for I didn't know how it was going to be especially it will be virtual. It was a thrilling experience, even though, my laptop was a Mac system, so I had trouble accessing some of the applications. but, thankfully the organizers replied to me rapidly; whenever I had trouble or a question (in general). The staffs that organized the camp were teachers and mentors from AUS were the best! They were all patient with us and the level of the program was somehow meeting the levels of everyone attending, from the beginners to the advanced students. There is no way, to not have new information in every lesson. That's what I liked about it! Looking back at the camp, I will say that this camp was the highlight of my vacation. I would like to thank every teacher and organizer that made this a major success yet so much fun!"
    Abrar Khalifa Al Falasi

    Grade 11
    Al Ittihad Private school - Dubai

    "Attending the AUS High School Camp has made me believe that nothing is impossible, you just need to put it in your mind and have the determination to make it work. This camp really provides a lot of useful and exciting information I will definitely use in my future work. Participating in this camp was well worth spending the time! I suggest to everyone interested in computer science and engineering to enroll because it was interactive, well planned, and beyond expectations, and I can guarantee that you will benefit from it. Many thanks to the mentors and organizers who have put their time and effort into delivering the material, answering all our questions and helping us if we face any issues."
    Aya Al Falasi

    Grade 12
    Al Ittihad Private School - Dubai

    "It was really amazing I learned much from it and I’m 100% sure that I’ll use every single thing I learned. I was really amazed by how teachers explain to us in such a simple way last but not least it was all amazing and words can’t describe how happy I am . I appreciate each and every second I’ve spend with you ."
    Zaina alriahi

    Grade 10
    Dawha School - Sharjah

    "In 6 days, I learned that when you are confident and when you know what tools to use, then you will win the game of school and of life. At AUS summer camp I learned I can achieve any goal I have. The best part of the whole experience was the home IO on which I proved to myself I can do anything I put my mind to. I have learned many lessons that will serve me well over the course of my lifetime. This summer it was accepting myself and becoming more confident. Before these past two summers. Today. I have grown as a person trusting my ability to accomplish goals, problem solve, and look deeper than the surface into situations and relationships. I feel more prepared to accept and meet challenges in life, rather than giving up or worse, not even trying. I realize if I am willing to face my fears I will have the confidence to succeed in life with whatever I do."
    Manish Duvuru

    Grade 11
    New Indian Model School - Sharjah

    "At the very beginning of high school, a student is supposed to start thinking about their very first important life decision: "What should my future career be?". The outstanding efforts of the AUS faculty made this question easier to answer. This camp exposed me to various topics in the world of computing. Furthermore, it added this wonderful feild to my list as a valid option. Who knows? I might join the CSE family some time in the not-so-far future!"
    Baraa Youssef

    Grade 10
    Manarat al Sharjah School - Sharjah

    "My overall experience was excellent. All the instructors were knowledgeable and simplified the concepts. Making it easy and exciting to learn. I would recommend students interested in computer science to attend this course and benefit from it."
    Abdullah Rashid Saleem

    Grade 10
    International School Of Creative Science- Sharjah

    "I enjoyed the online computing camp and the overall learning experience with the AUS CSE. The teachers had a very friendly approach and helped us understand parts of complex subjects in a manner that we could easily comprehend. Interaction was encouraged all throughout and tools to aid our understanding including notes and downloadable software as provided were very helpful. A special thanks to the AUS team involved in the organizing of this camp, and a big thanks to all our teachers as well who took great efforts to teach us all. It was an awesome experience!"
    Selena Chainani

    Grade 11
    The Millennium School - Dubai

    "With the current pandemic situation and lack of work this camp was very useful to engage oueselves and learn something new everyday. Few topics were already known but still was able to understand them better with the help of this camp. Looking forward to more such camps related to hacking and microbiology from AUS."
    Tamanna Khanam

    Grade 11
    Leaders Private School - Sharjah

    "It was a pleasure to attend such an interactive and valuable summer camp"
    Youssef Tamer ElSallab

    Grade 10
    JESS - Dubai

    Sample of Camp Student Work:

      Aadil Abbasi Chasmawala Report

      Sewar Abu Nimeh Report

  • event9th AUS High School Computing Camp (Dec 26-31, 2020) (Online Edition)

    Camp Testimonials:

    "The camp singlehandedly not only made me wake up at a fixed regular schedule, but more importantly it also gave me something to look forward to after waking up. At the end of every session was a strong feeling of accomplishment, which goes to show how well planned the courses were. The lab instructors were very helpful and did not hesitate to answer any questions whatsoever. A great learning experience for anyone who is curious to know different fields of computer science."
    Ahnaf Ahsan

    Grade 12
    St. Mary's Catholic High School Dubai

    "As a 12th grade student going to college soon, this camp was an excellent experience. It gave a clear insight into the different fields of computer science and engineering. I was able to learn quite a lot from the camp; Each session was packed with information, and the projects we built during those sessions were very engaging. Overall, it was a very worthwhile experience."
    Dakshesh Gupta

    Grade 12
    Bright Riders School

    "It was a pleasure to attend and participate in such an interactive and informative camp. I would highly recommend students interested in IT to attend future camps as this gives an insight into Computer Science as a whole!"
    Faisal Mohd Issa

    Grade 12
    Uptown International School

    "Fun, interesting and informative. The camp was very useful to me, it helped build on some existing skills and also introduced me to a lot of new concepts, I now have a basic understanding of Machine Learning, Transistors and Boolean Algebra, Networking, IoT (and its uses) and Hybrid Applications. The tutors also provided us with extra material to build our knowledge. This was definitely worth attending! I'd like to thank all the tutors for their time and experience!"
    GREGORY MOSES DSOUZA

    Grade 12
    St. Mary's Catholic High School Dubai

    "I would like to thank AUS for giving me an opportunity to attend this camp. And I would also like to thank the teachers, who made each session fun and amazing. I have learned a lot of new things that I had not even known about. This camp has taught me various topics that have widened my perspective and knowledge. Overall, It was an amazing experience!!"
    Huda Shahzad

    Grade 11
    Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International School

    "It was undoubtedly a great experience with some of the best teachers and lab instructors of AUS. I learnt to use so many new applications I don’t think I would have ever found out about had I not attended this camp. I definitely got a much more detailed idea about machine learning, computer networks, app development, and computer building than I had before. The teachers were amazing and ensured a very fun experience for all us students."
    Krish Mathrani

    Grade 12
    Delhi Private School Sharjah

    "This camp was an amazing experience it increased my knowledge in many diverse areas of computing like networking and app development. I want to thank all the instructors that made this camp amazing, by delivering the content and answering all our questions. This camp really opened my eye to a career path that I didn't consider before. "
    Noureldin Elshenawy

    Grade 10
    Al Salam Community School

    "Stepping into high school, my fascination with computer science had been growing at a pace faster than ever before. I ended up doing various projects and had a vague idea on almost every branch of computer science. This was when I was given information on the 9th AUSCSE High School Camp by my C.S. teacher. I immediately went on and registered for the camp as I was looking forward to getting a formal academic experience for computer science. Attending the camp, every session had something new and intriguing to learn and experience from. All of the topics (such as IOT, ML, Logic Gates, Networking etc.) were covered by the professors in the most clear, concise and detailed manner all the while keeping it engaging. I am greatly thankful to the entire CSE Dept. at the prestigious American University of Sharjah for giving me the opportunity to experience this exceptional camp."
    Prashil Adhara

    Grade 12
    Gems United Indian School

    "The 9th AUS Camp was a wonderful, challenging and beneficial experience. All the instructors were extremely helpful, and every activity was more exciting than the last. Through this camp, I had the opportunity to gain perspective, knowledge and insight into the broad field of computer science and engineering."
    Razan Aljiran

    Grade 12
    Sharjah American International School- Dubai

    "If you're considering a future in technology, the AUS High School Computing Camp is the way to go. I had an amazing time exploring and engaging with the wide world of CSE, despite my earlier hesitations about it. Incredibly glad to have been a part of this camp, thank you so much to AUS for having me! "
    Saba Atharique

    Grade 12
    St. Mary's Catholic High School, Dubai

    "Tremendous effort was exerted by the expert instructors in this beneficial and informative camp. Consequently, it reflected the quality of the AUS CS department. Furthermore, a minuscule background needed to grasp the information given, spot-on timing of the session, and caring instructors that give their entire effort with no reluctance to re-explain the desired point make it a great choice for the future CS students to understand more about this gigantic and competitive field. "
    Shawki Mohamme

    Grade 12d
    Dawha School

    "The AUS Computing Camp has been such an amazing experience. Initially, I thought that COVID-19 will not allow me to make the best use of my holidays but this camp proved the opposite. The Camp helped me understand the depths of various technological fields. Being passionate about computer science, I had the opportunity to improve my skills and learn new ones too. From Machine learning, app development to even building a basic computer utilizing cutting-edge technology like Thunkable, Cisco Packet Tracer and Minetest. I was immediately intrigued with the content being taught and the out pour of knowledge by the instructors. These 6 days have been highly informative and I don’t think I would ever be able to get another chance like this and I highly recommend any student whether you have or have not had any experience with Computer Science to take up the opportunity because this can be a very educational experience. I would like to take this opportunity to thank AUS and the instructors for this opportunity!"
    Sravya Nagalakunta

    Grade 11
    Indian High School Dubai

    "I really enjoyed the camp: it exceeded my expectations. Although it was quite intensive and packed with learning materials, I found the camp to be stimulating and engaging. The program provides in depth knowledge on various topics that fueled my interest in computing even further. Thank you for organizing this camp."
    Anisa Gaibulloeva

    Grade 10
    Sharjah English School

    "Camp held by AUS broadened my perspective of vision in the field of Computer Networking and Programming. It helped me develop additional awareness about Python, IOT, Mobile App Development, Machine Learning and Network Solutions. By attending the sessions, I brushed up my skills in subjects taught and would love to attend specialized sessions taught by the faculty again. Thanks again to AUS for offering the chance to attend this camp."
    Dhiren Shah

    Grade 12
    Delhi Private School (DPS), Sharjah

    "The camp was exceptional.The sessions were really interesting and valuable. It introduced me to the various different aspects of Computer science. A huge thank you to the CSE department at AUS for giving us this opportunity."
    Elisha Mary Thomas

    Grade 12
    Delhi Private School, Sharjah

    "In a few words, this camp is amazing. It is extremely informative and fun, with highly professional and cooperative instructors, and it has taught me a lot to do with Computer Science and Engineering. I recommend to anyone who is interested in this subject to join this camp. "
    Mohamed Ahmed Abou Saada

    Grade 10
    Victoria English School

    "It was very insightful and enjoyable being exposed to the many fields of computer science. The camp certainly gave me a taste of what it will be like to pursue CS and has inspired me a lot in deciding what to do in the future"
    Muhammad Muzammil

    Grade 12
    St Marys Catholic High School

    Sample of Camp Student Work:

      Sravya Nagalakunta