Introduction to Computing 101

The Iribe Initative for Diveristy in Computing is supporting the Introduction to Computing 101 summer program in 2021. All summer programs will be offered virtual. Applications are closed for Summer 2021!

 

During this 2-week summer program 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 summer program 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 not required.

 

**For 2021, Introduction to Computing 101 will be a virtual experience. ***

 

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: 

    Session 1: July 5th - July 9th

    Session 2: July 12th - July 16th

  • Time:    9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Program Details

Typical Camp Day

9:00-12:00pm  Classroom Instruction*
12:15-1:15pm  Lunch
1:30-5:15pm    Classroom Instruction
6:45-8:45pm    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 $150. 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 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 2021.

Example: John Smith - Introduction to Computing Application 2021.

How to Apply:

Applications for the 2021 Summer Academy open February 1st. Best consideration date will be two weeks after the application opens. Applications will still be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

APPLY HERE 

Best consideration for all applicants is March 15th. Once accepted, you must pay a $150 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