Virtual Workshops for high school students

Online workshops take you further

The School of Informatics and Computing’s free virtual workshops, starting in Fall 2020, give you an edge on success. Take a break from your routine with these fun, hands-on sessions and get a taste of the actual projects our students do at SoIC.

You’ll learn to solve real-world problems in artificial intelligence, biomedical informatics, professional-quality livestreaming, and more.

Each online workshop is limited to 20-25 people, with priority given to high school juniors and seniors. Register now to receive your Zoom invite.

  • MAS: Livestream Like the Pros

    Instructor: Rodney Smith
    January 19 and 21, 2021
    5-7 p.m. EST

    Max: 20
    Tech required: Mac or Windows PC; free OBS software (; webcam; microphone; stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing

    Stuck at home? Get ready to host your own live stream and make it look like the pros do.

    Media Arts and Science offers many ways to communicate ideas and bring imagination to life. In Livestreaming:  Beginner to Pro, you will get an introduction to livestream video techniques for digital media. You’ll explore hardware, software, and streaming techniques in this workshop, and all phases of livestreaming will be addressed, from camera choices, quality audio, capture methods, and encoding, to various streaming platforms.

  • ADIS: Become a Data Guru

    Instructor: Angela Murillo
    February 16 and 18, 2021
    5-7 p.m. EST

    Max: 20
    Tech required: Mac or PC is fine. Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing.

    Every business relies on data to make decisions. Make it your business to know how it’s done.

    Applied Data and Information science is an incredibly important field due to the increased amount of data generated by companies, organizations, and individuals. With this increase in data, there is an increased need for people who can work with the data. This webinar will provide an overview of the field and a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to collect, organize, manipulate, visualize, and analyze data to answer questions, tell stories, and make decisions.

  • MAS2: Unreal Spring with Epic Unreal® Engine 4

    Instructor: Mathew Powers
    March 23 and March 25, 2021
    5-7 p.m. EST

    Max: 20
    Tech: Webcam, Microphone, Internet connection access to Zoom Video conferencing, computer to run Unreal or watch others run Unreal

    Need an escape from reality right now? Unreal® game engine may be the answer.

    Are you enthralled by PlayStation 4 or Xbox One games? Do you have an idea for a gaming world that you want to bring to life? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to become a beginning video game developer! With Epic Unreal Engine 4—used to create “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” “Gears of War,” and the “Final Fantasy 7” remake—you’ll develop a basic world or landscape in this hands-on introduction to the world’s leading game engine.​


Only register for one workshop.  Note: T-shirt quantities are limited.