Opportunities in Computer Science
[late March & April] STEMpreneur 2017 is the third iteration of our historically popular STEMpreneur series. The goal of this free program is to bring together high school students in the Central Texas area who are interested in exploring the intersection of applying STEM concepts and entrepreneurship in a hands-on, project-based manner. The series is comprised of two components:
- 3 Day Startup – An intensive entrepreneurship program where students go from concept to polished pitches in the course of a single weekend.
- Innovation Workshops – A series of Saturday sessions where students move from vaporware and conceptual ideas to early stages of real, tangible implementations.
Texas Advanced Computing Center
[summer] TACC is engaging K-12 students in meaningful, educational experiences that impact their lives, empowering them to be full participants in STEM innovation.
Introduction to Programming June 11-16 (FREE)
Design Safe Cyberinfrastructure June 26-29 (FREE)
Wearables Camp June 19-23
University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories (ARL)
[summer] The Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program is a competitive program for graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college in the fall semester following graduation and who have both applied and been admitted to The University of Texas at Austin. The program exposes the selected students to laboratory research and development and gives them an idea of what scientists and engineers do. Local area high schools are notified of the program, and students who have an interest in electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering, physics, mathematics, and computer science are invited to apply. U.S. citizenship is required.
Silicon Labs High School Mentoring Program
[summer] The Silicon Labs High School Mentoring Program is an 8 week mentoring experience at the Silicon Labs Austin campus. Mentors will provide hands-on experiences that cover many of the STEM careers at Silicon Labs.
Texas Department of Public Safety Internship
[summer] Texas Department of Public Safety has a high school and college internship program. Each summer they take on a few college interns and have paid as much as $22/hour to students wanting to gain some on-the-job exposure in a fast-paced Security Operations Center. Several of those interns are now full-time employees within the Cyber Security team at DPS. If interested, please contact David.Morgan@dps.texas.gov or Jennifer.Carson@dps.texas.gov for more information.
University of Texas First Bytes Summer Camp
[summer] First Bytes Summer Camp is a free one-week residential camp program for high school girls. It is designed to dispel myths about computer science and intrigue young women with the potential of computing and the excitement of problem solving.
University of Texas Code Longhorn Summer Camp
[summer] Code Longhorn is a free, one-week residential camp program for high school students (boys and girls), especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field of computer science. It is designed to dispel myths about computer science, intrigue students with the potential of computing and the excitement of problem solving. The camp includes team-building activities, educational sessions, and recreation.
Girls who Code Summer Immersion Program
[summer] The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a free 7-week computer science course that embeds classrooms in major media and tech companies. Students learn the fundamentals of computer science – from robotics to how to build a webpage – while gaining exposure to the tech industry and mentorship from women working in technology. No prior coding experience is required.
National Center for Women & Information Technology
NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. NCWIT Aspirations in Computing * Apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing * Earn scholarships for college * Find computing internships * Connect with a large network of other technical young women * Discover resources to increase your knowledge of technology.
ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing
The ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing recognizes talented high school students in computer science. The challenge will focus on developing an artifact that engages modern computing technology and computer science. Judges will be looking for submissions that demonstrate ingenuity, complexity, relevancy, originality, and a desire to further computer science as a discipline. Up to four (4) winners will each be awarded a $10,000 prize and a trip to the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize Reception.
UT Saturday Morning Math Group and Sunday Math Circle
[school year] SMMG meets 1 or 2 weekends a month and has UT professor or a math graduate student present problems and talk about an area of mathematics that does not come up in high school or in a college course. This semester we intend to branch out to areas of computer science, physics, and applied math.
Hello World Tech Studio
[summer] Hello World Tech Studio offers rigorous curriculum and instruction. See this ABJ article on the organization and this overview deck for more information. There is a fee for the various programs, but scholarships are available.