Learn_Computing@LAU 2014

Beirut campus

The Computer Science and Mathematics Department is hosting the 4th annual computing summer camp, Learn_Computing@LAU, from June 23-28.

This camp will consist of a short course that aims to give students an appreciation of university-level computer science by teaching them about mobile applications and programming. The course will be free of charge and will target students in Grade 10 and Grade 11. Schools are encouraged to select up to 3 students from Grades 10 and 11 to participate. Students’ interests should lie in the career of computer science and especially programming.

Since the camp can only accommodate a limited number of students, an LAU selection committee will choose the appropriate number of students from each school.The summer camp will culminate in a project and prizes that will be distributed to the top three winning projects. Prizes include scholarships to the Computer Science Program at LAU as well as mobile devices such mobile phones and/or tablets.

This year’s summer camp will be followed by an optional one-month training in programming in preparation for the First National International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). The IOI is a highly competitive yearly international competition in computer programming for high school students. Students who perform well in the IOI often get sponsorship from high-tech companies such as Google, while they continue their studies at some of the best universities in the world.
Students can opt to participate in the summer camp and/or the IOI training session.

To register, submit your application by June 13 by clicking here

For more information, contact Ms. Dania Shebaro at or by phone at 01-786456 ext. 1813.