March 13, 2017
UFIT, in partnership with the Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET), is offering the inaugural Gator Computing Program for tenth and eleventh graders, from June 5-16, 2017. The program is an extraordinary opportunity for high school students to attend lectures by distinguished faculty scholars and staff, and to tour laboratories and centers at the University of Florida where cutting edge research is underway. The lecture topics, tours, and activities have as a commonality the reliance upon computing and emerging technologies.
“CPET has a long history of providing opportunities for students to explore leading STEM research at UF and engage in computational thinking,” said Dr. Julie Bokor, CPET’s Assistant Director. “Research no longer exists in one laboratory, but through collaborations and computational activities that allow for broad analysis about research and its applications. We’re excited to provide the opportunity for students to explore different disciplines through a computing lens and understand the utility of computational thinking in answering the grand questions of this generation.”
The two-week Gator Computing Program is limited to 24 students. The first application review deadline is Friday, March 17. For more details on the program and how to apply, visit CPET’s Gator Computing Program webpage.