Exploring AI with CS and Minecraft

Computational Thinking and AI

Computer science (CS) is the study of how to do things in a better way. This includes using computers, robots, and other devices to solve problems and assist us in our daily lives, making our tasks easier, faster, safer, and more accurate. The key tools for instructing devices to do what we want are programming and artificial intelligence (AI).

Campers will learn about these technologies by interacting with real AI tools and exploring an educational version of Minecraft. They will learn about the risks and limitations of AI while programming virtual worlds and even integrating AI tools into those worlds. This CS camp will accommodate all levels of programming experience—including campers without any prior knowledge of programming and those who are ready for text-based programming. Regardless of prior experience, campers will learn about computational thinking and the basics of AI.

This five day in-person camp is open to participants of all identities.

For more information, please contact Heather Gummo, at hdg10@psu.edu

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Information from Youth Programs for parents

Who: Open to anyone entering 7th through 9th grades

When: June 10-14, 2024

Where: Westgate Building, University Park Campus, Penn State

Cost: $300




The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering