Frequently Asked Questions

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June 24-28 (Online registration closes June 14. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
 ATLAS Institute 

At the intersection of technology, engineering, and art, this class at the ATLAS institute will get you "hands-on" with your tech and expand your knowledge in the field of Human-Computer interaction. The course will take students on a tour of the ATLAS labs, while students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on building and gain practical experience in the latest technologies and techniques in the human-computer interaction field. Learn the fundamentals of programming, circuitry, 3D design and printing in a lively, project-driven environment. Team up and create something completely new, such as an electronic musical instrument, a kinetic art installation, a piece of interactive clothing or a computerized toy. Students will be led through a series of design challenges and lab tours aimed at learning the limits of maker technologies and be able to let your imagination run wild as you create your own mini world. Enjoy the autonomy to freely design, build, test, and interact with your creations. Building awesome stuff with tech and art has never been more fun, or more approachable. This class is perfect for students who are interested in design, toys, games, and music, or who are simply curious about the potential of technology to make a positive impact on our world.

What to Bring: While at Science Discovery, participants are expected to store their personal belongings in their backpack. Space is limited so please limit the number of personal items brought from home. All items should be labeled with the participant’s first and last name in case an item is misplaced. Please have your child bring the following each day:

  • A backpack for carrying personal items and any class materials they will be bringing home
  • Filled water bottle(s)
  • Snacks
  • A sack lunch that does not require refrigeration
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • A hair tie to hold back lengthy hair, if applicable 
  • All classes spend a portion of each day outside. Please have your child bring clothing appropriate for the daily forecasted weather (jacket, sweatshirt, rain poncho, etc.)
  • Optional: A mask or any additional Personal Protective Equipment the child wishes to utilize

Grade Policy: CU Science Discovery serves students in grades K-12. Careful consideration is used to determine grade levels for all camps and classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all participants, it is necessary to adhere to the specified grade range for all camps and classes. 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Science Discovery has designed its cancellation policy to minimize the number of camp and class spots that are unused due to last-minute cancellations. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the start of the camp/class will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 30 days of the start of the camp/class. In the event that a camp/class is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 30 days prior to the start of a camp/class will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 30 days of the the start of a camp/class will incur a $35 administrative fee.

CU Boulder employs a framework for public health and COVID-19 decision-making that follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. While masks are optional on the CU Boulder campus, we encourage those who prefer to do so to continue wearing them. Properly fitted N95 or KN95 masks remain an effective tool for preventing transmission, especially in conjunction with vaccination. Students, parents and staff are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling sick or have COVID-like symptoms

Feeling under the weather? You should begin isolation at home as soon as you:

  • Begin to experience symptoms that may be related to COVID-19.
  • Receive a positive test result for COVID-19, regardless of whether you have symptoms.
  • Have been instructed to isolate by a healthcare provider or public health staff member.

When considering policy changes around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery will adhere to all campus, county and Public Health guidelines. (Updated January 2024)