The UMass Turing Summer Program is back for another year! The UMass Turing Summer Program is a three-week summer program for High School students interested in or would like to learn about Computer Science and how computing can address challenges in areas such as healthcare, energy, and many others. This year, it will run from July 8th to July 26th, featuring full-day activities. I’m delighted to be co-directing it for the third consecutive year.

The program is specifically designed for entering tenth and eleventh graders (entering sophomores and juniors) in high schools in Western Massachusetts. A previous background in programming in a language such as Python or Java is desirable but not necessary. A high-school background in mathematics is assumed for this program.

It features two classroom sessions and one lab session daily for three weeks and will expose students to sensing, data analysis, and visualization concepts. We offer a hands-on program where students will learn by doing, and the program will feature the use of signal processing and machine learning using Python and an intro to health sensing using apps for Android phones.

To apply for the program, please visit their website. For more details, you may also send me an email.