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INNOVATION AND MAKING IN SHENZHEN

A summer program for high school students in China’s global electronics hub

The Avenues Mastery Academy in Innovation and Making is pleased to offer a highly selective summer program where innovation-minded students from around the world share an intensive, month-long boarding experience while diving deep into all aspects of technology. Located in the global electronics hub of Shenzhen, the Academy is based on an academic apprentice-learning model in which participants live and work side-by-side with master teachers and hardware experts. The program is open to students in grades 9-12—both currently-enrolled Avenues students and those outside the community.

FROM CONSUMER TO CREATOR

A deep dive into the smartphone—and an opportunity to reinvent the technology that’s changing the world

Working with expert practitioners, students will acquire the technical skills to manufacture their own phones: circuit board design, applied mathematics, programming, product development, and electrical engineering. Building on this foundational mosaic, students will answer the question, “what is the smartphone missing?” by adding a new piece of hardware of their own design, from joystick to stethoscope or anything else they can conceive and plan.

Program Details

Where
Shenzhen, China

When
Arrive in Shenzhen July 16, 2020.
Depart Shenzhen August 11, 2020.

Who
A select group of students currently in grades 9-12.

How Much
USD $7,000 (RMB 50,000) for all meals, lodging, technology supplies, in-country transportation, instruction, activities, and insurance. Cost should not be a barrier to attendance—financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

Travel
If five or more students are departing from New York City, São Paulo, San Francisco, or another city, we will arrange a chaperone to accompany and guide the group. We strongly encourage students to travel this way, if possible. Otherwise, families can seek permission for independent travel. Flight cost with chaperone is approximately $1,000-$1,700. Exact dates and cost depend on location and flight availability, with up to two additional days before and one day after the program for travel.

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