Introduction to Computing 101

The Iribe Initative for Diveristy in Computing is supporting the Introduction to Computing 101 Camps in 2020. Applications are now open for the 2020 Summer Session. 

 

During this 2-week residential camp students will learn the basics of Python. Students will spend the weeks with current computer science students to explore the field while having lab visits around campus and field trips in the surrounding community. Students with previous computing experience should explore one of our other camps as this is created to be an introduction to computing.

Introduction to Computing 101 Camp

 

Program Overview

Summary

Introduction to Computing Camp is a 2-week residential camp in which student's will learn the basics of Python. Students will spend the weeks 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 recommended, including networking, Cisco Academy, and/or Java programming.

Goals

To introduct high school students to the basics of computing. Participants will be introduced to the computer science program available at the University of Maryland and they will be exposed to various topics in the field of computer science through the support of dedicated current computer science students. 

Program Dates and Times

  • Dates:  August 2nd - August 15th 
  • Time:    3:00pm, Sunday, August 2 – 12:00pm, Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Program Details

Typical Camp Day

8:00-8:45am     Breakfast
9:00-12:00pm  Classroom Instruction*
12:15-1:15pm  Lunch
1:30-5:15pm    Classroom Instruction
5:30-6:30pm    Dinner
6:45-8:45pm    Computing Exercises
9:00-10:00pm  Evening Team Building Activity

*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 $750. This fee covers housing in a UMD resident hall, all meals, program materials, transportation to field trips, and recreational activities. Please do not include the fee at the time of application. The fee is due upon acceptance to the program. This, however, does not cover transportation to and from the camps. We do not offer transportation to and from camps, and so all arrangements are to be made by campers and their families.

At this time we do not offer refunds for campers.

 

Program Application

Eligibility: Technical experience is no required. However, we do not recommend this camp for students with computing or technology background. 

Required Documentation:
- Unofficial Transcript
- Reference Name and Email

 

TRANSCRIPTS:
All applicants must upload in this form or send their most recent UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to inclusion@cs.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 one reference. 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 inclusion@cs.umd.edu

Please title all emails as follows:
Applicants First and Last Name - Introduction to Computing Application 2020.

Example: John Smith - Introduction to Computing Application 2020.

How to Apply:

Applications for the 2020 Summer Camp are open. For best consideration, please apply by March 9th. Applications will still be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

APPLY HERE 

Decisions about Introduction to Computing 101 will be made by the end of February. Once accepted, you must pay a $250 deposit 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