Create Tech

Create Tech

Program Overview

Summary

Create Tech is a 2-week summer program in which students will learn the basics of Python and learn how to apply this language to wearable technology. Students will spend the week with current computer science students to explore the field. Students will have lab visits and field trips. Students with previous computing experience should explore one of our other camps as this is created to be an introduction to computing.

*Technical experience is not required.

Goals

To introduce high school students to Python and other areas of computing through the application of wearable technology. Participants will be introduced to the computing majors available at the University of Maryland and they will be exposed to various topics in the field through the support of dedicated current computer science students. 

Program Dates and Times

  • Dates: 

    Session 1: Tusday, June 20 - Friday, June 30, 2023 (Rising 8th & 9th graders only)

    Session 2: Monday, July 24 - Friday, August 4, 2023 (Rising 10th-12th graders only)

  • Time:    9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Program Details

Typical Day

9:00-12:00pm  Classroom Instruction*
12:15-1:15pm  Lunch
1:30-5:15pm    Classroom Instruction

*Field trips and guest speakers are scheduled during Classroom Instruction time blocks. 

Additional Activities

  • Campus Tour
  • Field trip in the local community (past year: Spy Museum)
  • Intro Computing Exercises
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Lab Visits 
  • Guest Speakers

Please note that the schedule is subject to change as new opportunities arise.

Cost

The cost of the program is $500. This fee covers program materials and activity costs. Please do not include the fee at the time of application. The fee is due upon acceptance to the program. 

At this time we do not offer refunds for campers.

 

Program Application

Eligibility: Technical experience is not required. We welcome all students regardless of their computing or technology backgrounds to apply. 

Required Documentation:
- Unofficial Transcript
- 2 References' Name and Email

 

TRANSCRIPTS:
All applicants must upload to the application or send their most recent UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to i4c_k12@umd.edu. Applications without corresponding transcripts will not be evaluated for the program. Transcripts must be sent within two weeks of the submitted application.

REFERENCES:
All participants must supply a name and email for two references. This person should preferably be a teacher or instructor of a computing/cyber training/camp the student has attended or a math/science teacher. References will be contacted via email to complete a reference form. If you need to update or provide additional information about your reference, please email i4c_k12@umd.edu

Please title all emails as follows:
Applicants First and Last Name - Create Tech Application 2023

Example: John Smith - Create Tech Application 2023.

How to Apply:

Applications for the I4C 2023 Summer Academy are now live! 

Apply to Create Tech (High School) here: go.umd.edu/hsapp23

Apply to Create Tech (Middle School) here: go.umd.edu/msapp23

Need-based scholarships are available: go.umd.edu/need23

Once accepted, you must pay $500 to confirm your spot.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact:

Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing
8125 Paint Branch Dr
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-7615