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Eminent Faculty Presenting in 2018 Gator Computing Program

PHOTO: High school student Britney Chu demonstrating her project at the close of the 2017 Gator Computing Program.

The 2018 Gator Computing Program (GCP) will once again feature eminent scholars presenting research and information on their field of expertise to tenth and eleventh graders. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 GCP, taking place June 4-15. This selective (only 24 students are admitted) program was developed by UFIT so the brightest high school students can experience the research and computing environment of a top-10 university. In addition to lectures, students participate in numerous coding labs and get hands-on experience with virtual reality and next-gen technologies.

“The beauty of the GCP lies in its extraordinary diversity,” said Britney Chu, a 12th grader at Gainesville’s Eastside High School who was in the inaugural GCP. “Students are guaranteed to meet other interesting and creative people they connect with, and hear from scholars in history, law, agriculture and aerodynamics. This has been an inspiring two weeks that I will carry with me for the rest of my life! The GCP revealed to me the infinite possibilities in the future of computing.”

Priority application deadline for the two-week program, open for students entering tenth or eleventh grade, is Thursday, Mar. 15. More information on the Gator Computing Program, including details on how to apply, are available in this year’s program brochure.