KU Summer Courses

LEAPES Summer Camps at KU (Grades 11-12)

2023 Session Dates:
June 12-16 Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
June 19-23

Math and Aerospace Engineering

July 10-14

Math and Aerospace Engineering

July 17-21

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

(Arrival for all camps is Sunday at 4 pm. Departure is Friday at 5 pm)

LEAPES Summer Camp Flyer

2023 Student Applications are now closed. Applicants who applied by 4/1/2023 should hear from Jennifer Laverentz with more information about the camps by 4/8/2023.

We have planned a fun-filled approach to Engineering where students learn by doing!

As part of Project LEAPES, KU's Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets will host a series of summer camps that will offer rising high school juniors and seniors short preparatory courses in aerospace engineering, artificial intelligence, and computer science at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Apply for all sessions you are interested in - you may be selected to mutliple sessions.

Our summer camps will have hands on projects in each session. All sessions are week long on campus residential camps at KU. Students will be housed in a dorm with a full meal plan. Each camp has two focus areas: Math & Aerospace Engineering or Computer Science & Artificial intelligence. There is NO COST to attend these camps (other than transportation to/from campus). Computers will be provided during classes for those who do not have laptops.

For more information about the short courses, contact Jennifer Laverentz at jenlav@ku.edu. Preference will be given to rural Kansas students, per NDEP grant award, but all are welcome to apply.



Spots are still open for High School teachers for all sessions. Housing, enrollment and meals are provided at no cost. Teachers will be provided necessary educational material to transfer the UAV and RC car-based AI educational programs into their high school curriculum.

Teachers - Sign Up Here

Please contact Kevin Colle at klcolle@ksu.edu or Jennifer Laverentz at jenlav@ku.edu with questions.

Contact Us

Rural Education Center
J. Spencer Clark
Lori Goodson
Assistant Director
Kevin Colle
Program Coordinator