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

2021 -- the program is canceled again due to COVID-19
2020 -- the program has been canceled due to COVID-19

All Summer classes at the University will be online, so, we will not be able to do the program this year. We will plan the program for next year. Stay safe!

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 weekday, Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 4:30pm (we will stay until 5:00pm or until everyone is gone). Students will need their own transportation to campus. A light rail station of the green line is on Washington Avenue almost in front of the building.

You can see what we did in 2019 by clicking on the menu on the left on 2019 Academy

Eligibility: We will offer two programs:

  1. Two-weeks program 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.
  2. One-week program: 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.

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

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

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