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

We plan to offer two programs this Summer;
  1. One Week Camp: from Monday June 13 to Friday June 17, 2022
  2. Two Week Camp: from Monday June 20 to Thursday June 30 (ends on Thursday to avoid conflicting with the July 4 weekend)

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. Click for a map and directions to Keller Hall. We will meet in room Keller 2-260. The room is on the second floor, which means you have to take the elevator or the stairs down one floor from the main entrance to the Keller building on the plaza.
You can see what we did in 2019 by clicking on the menu on the left on 2019 Academy

We will offer two programs:

  1. One-week: June 13 to June 17, for students with no computer experience now finishing grade 6 or above.
  2. Two-week: June 20 to June 30, for students with some computer familiarity now finishing grade 8 or above. We do not require specific programming knowledge.

Cost: Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor and of Optum we can offer the Summer Computing Academy for a low enrollment fee. Scholarships available upon request.
The cost for attending the one-week program is $60.00.
The cost for attending the two-week program is $100.00.
This includes lunch every day, snacks, access to computers, and auxiliary activities.

Application: Both programs are full. You can signup for the waiting list at
If you are interested for next year, email me and I will let you know when the dates of next year program are finalized. For information 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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