Program Details

Description

The Summer Computing Academy held by Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing seeks to enable aspiring computer scientists, developers, and engineers in their pursuit of computing fields. The academy is a week long (five day) program located on Texas A&M University campus. Participants will arrive in the morning each day before the start of the program and will leave each day after the activities for that day are completed.


By combining exceptional Texas A&M University facilities with the versatile Raspberry Pi and over 100 years of combined computing experience between camp coordinators, we hope to inspire attendees to succeed within code-related fields. Attendees of the Summer Computing Academy will also be able to experience Texas A&M University with commentary and guidance from our academy coordinators.

Logistical Information

  • Dates: July 24 - 28, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB), Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Lunch will be provided on-site
  • Application Site: Apply Now
  • Fees: $220 (Limited Scholarships are available!)

Participants are expected to bring their own laptops.

If you are under the age of 18, a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian will be REQUIRED for your participation in the Summer Computing Academy.

Limited scholarships are available to cover all or part of the registration fees. Proof of legal residency or immigration status is required to receive a scholarship.

Activities Overview

A Raspberry Pi based project, to be taken home at the end of the week

Daily activities geared towards enhancing problem-solving and debugging skills in Python

A tour of campus, with spots relevant to Texas A&M history and culture

A visit to the Teague data center to see two of the Texas A&M supercomputers, Ada and Terra

Lunch on campus

Interactions with current and former students from Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering

Time for one-on-one sessions regarding advice on college preparation, acceptance, student life, career prospects, or almost anything else.

Agenda

Schedule is subject to change.

Important Information

Meeting Location

Participants will meet each day prior to the start of the program on the Texas A&M University campus at Henderson Hall. The majority of the program will take place in the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building, next to Henderson Hall.

Drop-Off and Pick-up

Attendees can be dropped off and picked up on the Texas A&M campus at Henderson Hall within Lot 20 (off of 222 Jones St). We ask that parents/guardians have the student ready to go upon arrival to Lot 20 in order to avoid traffic congestion.

Meals

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.

Parking

Those who will drive and park themselves must purchase a temporary permit from Texas A&M Transportation Services and park within a designated lot. Lot 20, the lot surrounding Henderson Hall, is NOT a designated parking lot for temporary permits. However, Lot 30, a short walk away from Henderson Hall, is a designated parking lot for temporary/summer permits. Expect moderate-to-high occupancy of Lot 30 throughout the day.

Instructors

Camp counsellors will be Texas A&M University employees. Instructors are selected from a pool of faculty and staff who have taught Texas A&M HPRC courses. Instructors will be accompanied by current Texas A&M HPRC student employees. All counsellors have successfully passed a criminal background check. Participants will be under the supervision of counsellors at all times.

Tours

Texas A&M Engineering Innovation Center (3D-Printing) - Thursday

Texas A&M Campus Tour - Monday

Tour of Data Center - Friday

Exploring Virtual Reality at the Visualization Labs -