Computer Science Overview

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The University of Central Florida is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our Summer Institute (SI) students. We have shifted some of our programs to virtual for Summer 2021 and will continue to monitor and follow university guidelines regarding COVID-19, applicable to our programs. Potential cancellations, student capacities, locations, and other details may change as information surrounding the current pandemic continues to unfold. We will update our websites as new information becomes available and appreciate your flexibility and patience during this time.

The Computer Science Summer Institute for Summer 2021 will be held VIRTUALLY.

The Summer Institute is an intensive, online, three-week program for gifted and high-achieving students who have interest in learning the foundations of computer science and computer technology. The program offers a mix of activities designed to maximize learning through interactive, individualized instruction with outstanding instructors. It is also designed to expose students to broader topics in computer science through the distinguished lectures series where researchers speak about computing from pragmatic and academic points of view.

Although focused on computer science instruction, one of the most important benefits to the participants is the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers who share similar interests and talents, and to make lifelong friendships.

Program Dates: June 7 – 25, 2021

Program Cost: $1000

Who can apply? Applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 8-11 at the time of application and be a minimum of age 14 by the start of the institute.

When can I apply? Applications open in March 2021

For additional information, please view the Computer Science FAQs