February 21, 2019
For two weeks this summer, the University of Florida will host Alachua County high school students participating in the
2019 Gator Computing Program (GCP). Through facility tours, presentations, and hands-on classes, students will learn and get inspired about a variety of technologies and how they impact society, research, and solving global issues.
GCP students experience the university’s tech and scientific environment through campus tours of research labs and the UF Data Center, home to HiPerGator, the state of Florida’s first supercomputer. Participants also take coding classes and have a chance to work with AR/VR technologies. During the second week of the program, students apply the knowledge acquired from tours, lectures, and presentations to create and present a computational project.
The 2019 Gator Computing Program dates are June 3-14, and is for entering 10th and 11th grade high school students. Visit UFIT’s YouTube channel for a first-hand look into the program. To begin the application process for one of the 24 spaces this year, visit UFIT Research Computing’s GCP page.