Computer Science & Engineering

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
From creating Hollywood movies, to analyzing finances on Wall Street, to conducting modern medical research, computers have become an integral part of many professions. Students learn how the multi-layered systems of the Internet function as they collaboratively solve problems about encoding and transmitting data using an online Internet Simulator. They explore the relationship between information and data, learn to program in JavaScript, and create apps for the smartphone. Students are asked to grapple with some of the societal and ethical issues of computing technology and how and why modern encryption works. Grades 9-12 students receive ½ credit, and grade 8 students are eligible to take another computer science elective in the upper school.


APPLIED ENGINEERING, DESIGN, AND FABRICATION
As artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation rapidly reach new milestones, we are taking greater stock in the human traits and skills we believe cannot be automated: imagination, creativity, and empathy. While engaging in a series of team project-based design challenges, students use design thinking to capitalize on soft skills, develop emergent leadership skills, and increase their knowledge of mathematics, materials science, physics, applied engineering, design principles, and fabrication techniques. Students are co-taught by an engineer and an artist/designer, and they will have access to a breadth of resources including CAD/CAM and 3D modeling software, 3D-printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, open-source electronics, and woodworking machinery. This course carries a ½ credit as a non-departmental semester elective. 


NEW INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE
What distinguishes a good building from being great? Students will work with an award-winning architect using the Hunting Valley campus as a laboratory to explore the making of great spaces. This course focuses on design fundamentals, the generation of ideas, and discussion on how spaces affect us and how we affect spaces. From small design ideas such as furniture to grand designs such as city planning, this course challenges the students to look critically at the built environment for both performance and aesthetics as they design their own solutions and present their proposals. Fulfills a full semester elective credit in art. 
INFO TO KNOW:
COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
For boys & girls entering grades 8-12
Architecture: For boys & girls entering grades 9-12

WHERE
Hunting Valley Campus

WHEN
June 10 - July 12
Intro to Computer Science:  9:10 am - 11:40 am
Applied Engineering, Design, and Fabrication: 1:20 - 3:30pm
Intro to Architecture: 11:40am - 1:00pm

FEE
$900

Intro to Architecture: 
$500

DIRECTOR
William Daughtrey

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 870 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. 
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