BlueStamp Remote Summer Program
Taking place in the safety and comfort of your home. Students will be challenged to create their passion project, supported remotely by expert BlueStamp instructors.
The BlueStamp Experience, at home
In order to prioritize the safety and health of our students and staff, we’ve transformed our 2020 in-person summer program into an advanced, hands-on, remote learning program.
The remote program is three weeks long, Monday to Friday, and includes 2.5 hours of instruction and 1.5 hours of optional office hours for each student every day.
This program will provide students with the same deliverables as our in-person program. Students will gain project-building skills, hands-on circuit-building experience, and functional coding knowledge. Each student will select the project that they want and will build it individually. Projects can be modified for all levels of experience.
Additionally, students will complete online portfolios and record documentation videos that describe their build process and accomplishments designed to showcase their work to colleges. At the end of the program, all students may invite their friends, family, teachers, and mentors to join in a celebratory presentation of their full project build.
On top of project-building, we will host guest speakers and discussions during the week for all students to tune in and learn/ask questions about a future education and career in the engineering field.
Students are encouraged to continue building with the parts and tools – either by joining another BlueStamp session or on their own!
- Pick a project you love from over 30 options
- 4:1 Student:Staff ratio
- Three week, weekdays only.
- Start dates: June 15 (application deadline May 22), July 6 (application deadline June 19) and July 27 (application deadline July 10).
- Session times: 9am EST/6am PST, 12pm EST/9am PST, 3pm EST/12pm PST.
- 2.5 hours a day of class plus optional 90 minutes of office hours with Instructor via Zoom
- Dedicated Slack channel to collaborate anytime
- Customization and Personalization of Project
- Parts and tool set shipped directly to you - to keep!
Similar to our in-person program, students have the option to choose between a wide variety of projects related to their interests and desired skill sets. Below we’ve linked a selection of student portfolios with projects from our program that we plan on offering in the remote program. Our full project book will have about 30 options for base projects that will all be fully customizable with modifications.
I was enrolled for the in-person program, do I have to apply again?
What does the remote classroom look like?
When can I start?
- 9am EST/6am PST
- 12pm EST/9am PST
- 3pm EST/12pm PST
How many hours is the program?
What is in the project kit?
What do I need to participate?
What about demo night?
How will this differ from the in-person program?
Students will still get to select their own project and design their own modifications, they will still make portfolios for showcasing to college, and we will still have Demo Night!
Can I still do a student-defined project?
While you will have to choose one of ~30 curated project choices, each project can be customized to the specific interest of the student