FAQ

What do my registration fees include?

The Summer Computing Academy charges a registration fee of $220 USD. Limited scholarships that cover cover all or part of the registration fees are available. Payment details will be sent by email to applicants along with their notice of selection. These fees will be used to fund the purchase of a functional Raspberry Pi kit of $90 value that the participants will take home after completion of the camp. A portion of these fees are applied towards providing each participant with lunches, snacks, and drinks. These fees also cover printing costs and other such administrative expenses. On-campus parking expenses are not included in the registration fees. The academy functions on an at-cost basis, any unused funds will be used to support similar HPRC outreach activities.

Who is eligible for this program?

The Summer Computing Academy is open to high school students (rising 9th through graduating seniors).

What do I bring?

A laptop is required for this program. HPRC will provide participants with laptops if needed. Participants are also advised to bring utensils to take notes with. On the days of the tours, participants are advised to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and bug spray. Umbrellas are advised as well if rain is in the forecast.

What do I wear?

The majority of the program will take place in a building with many laboratories, thus, closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED. Jeans are preferred, but on the days of the tours, appropriate shorts can be warn as well. Participants are expected to dress appropriately for the duration of the program. Please take into consideration the weather forecast for the week of the program. Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hats, and bug spray are advised for the days of the tours. In the case of inclement weather, umbrellas, rain coats, ponchos, etc. are advised.

What is your cancellation policy?

In order to receive a complete refund, participants need to inform the organizers by end of business on July 8, 2017. Cancellations after this date will receive a partial refund and the Raspberry Pi unit.