Summer Computing Academy for female students (junior high and high school)

Two-weeks (June 10-21, 2019) and one-week (June 24-28, 2019)

The main goal of this program is to teach computer programming using python in an intense hands-on program to be held on the University of Minnesota campus.
The program will include lectures on fundamental programming concepts and on the python programming language together with extensive hands-on experience in a computer lab.
Instruction will be done by graduate students and professors. Participants will have ample time to work in a computer lab to develop programs for small robots, image processing, and other applications under close supervision of teaching assistants. In addition, there will be a variety of career planning and discovery activities.

The program will run every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm (the organized activities will finish by 4:30pm, with time until 5:00pm as needed). Students will need their own transportation to campus.

Eligibility: We are offering two programs:

  1. Two-weeks program: two weeks (June 10 to 21, 2019) for female high-school students about to enter grades 9th to 12th and incoming college students. We do not require specific programming knowledge but expect familiarity with using computers. We will accept up to 25 students.
  2. One-week program: (June 24 to 28, 2019) for female students in junior-high or high-school who have no programming experience. We will introduce them to the foundations of programming and the programming language python.
    We will accept up to 25 students.

Cost: Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we can offer the Summer Computing Academy for a low enrollment fee. Scholarships available upon request.
The cost for attending the full program of two weeks is $100.00.
The cost for attending the one-week program is $60.00.
This includes lunch every day, snacks, access to computers, and auxiliary activities.

Application: To be notified of when applications will open, email to:

Professor Maria Gini email: gini@umn.edu
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota
4-192 Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455


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