Create Tech

Create Tech

Program Overview


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.


To introduce middle and 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


  • Create Tech (Middle School)

                    July 8 - July 19 

  •   Create Tech (High School) 

                  July 22 - August 2


9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Program Details

Typical Day

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


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


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

All participants must supply a name and email for two references. This person should preferably be a math/science/technology/computing/cyber/robotics teacher, instructor, mentor, workshop leader, etc. 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

Please title all emails as follows:
Applicants First and Last Name - Create Tech Application 2024

Example: John Smith - Create Tech Application 2024


Applications for the I4C 2024 Summer Academy are closed.

Most recent grade report (transcript or report card):

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