FAQ

What do my registration fees include?

The Summer Computing Academy charges a registration fee of $300 USD. Limited scholarships that 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.

How do I pay my registration fees?

Upon acceptance to the Summer Computing Academy, you will receive an email containing payment information and instructions. Payment can be made in the forms of electronic check and credit or debit cards.

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?

Participants are also advised to bring materials 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. A laptop or tablet computer is not required for this program. The organizers will provide participants with laptops if requested.

The Academy will provide bottled water as well as snacks available throughout the day. Lunch will be provided every day of the camp. Please note that while we will try our utmost to accommodate all food allergies and/or dietary requirements, we may not be able to accommodate all requests for every meal.

How do I submit the consent forms?

Signed and completed consent forms can be given to the Academy coordinators up until the first day of the academy.

What do I wear?

Participants are expected to dress appropriately for the duration of the program. The majority of the program will take place inside the ILSB building that houses many research laboratories. Thus, closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED. Jeans are preferred, but on the days of the tours, appropriate shorts can be worn as well. 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?

We understand that circumstances may keep you from attending the camp. We request that you inform us at the earliest so that we may offer your spot to the next eligible participant. To receive complete refund, participants need to inform the organizers by end of business on July 1, 2017. Cancellations after this date will receive a partial refund and the Raspberry Pi unit. Refunds will be issued to participants who received a scholarship.