Program at a Glance

  • Tuition: $2,100

    Eligible Students: 9-12 grade students (fall 2022)

    When: July 17-23, 2022

    Where: UT Austin Campus

    Tech Requirements: Bring a 13-inch MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

  • Prerequisite: Prior programming experience such as Python, C++, or Java

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Tools: Xcode, Swift

    Credit: Academy Certificate

  • iOS App Development

    Mobile App Developer was named the Best Job in America last year by CNN Money, with a projected growth of 19 percent over the next decade, and a median salary exceeding $97k. Explore the world of iOS App Development and create simple apps for iPhone and iPad.

What You'll Explore

  • Topics Covered:

    • Xcode and Playgrounds
    • Views and View Controllers
    • Delegates and Segues
    • Tables
    • Optionals and Closures in Swift
    • Stack Views and Scrolling
    • Location
    • Animation
    • Motion
    • Camera and Photos
    • Gesture Recognition
    • Simple Graphics
    • Calendar
    • Augmented Reality
  • Hands-On Experiences:

    • Code projects with advanced features of Swift, Apple's strategic programming language
    • Use Xcode, Apple's official tool for software development
    • Create simple apps for the iPhone and iPad and install them on your personal device
    • Learn tactics for a standout UT application from UT admissions

Meet Your Academy Staff

  • William C. Bulko
    Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Department of Computer Science

    Dr. William C. Bulko will be teaching students how to write code and build iOS applications. His research interests primarily center around Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, Programming Languages, Pervasive Computing, and Computer Science Education. As an undergraduate, he attended UT El Paso, and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at UT Austin. Bulko spent 24 years with IBM, and has multiple patents and publications.

  • Tiffany Buckley
    Academy Director
    Department of Computer Science

    Tiffany Buckley has worked for the UT Computer Science for 15+ years on summer academies, admissions, enrollment, student organizations and diversity initiatives.

Where you'll be

The University of Texas at Austin

Get a taste of university life by learning in the Gates Dell Complex—the home of UT Computer Science. You will stay in student residence halls on campus where you will be matched with another student by age as your roommate. You can look forward to trying out real college residence hall food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which is included. Our mentors help you get accustomed to learning on a college campus by staying in the same residence halls and accompanying you throughout your stay. Our academies boast an impressive 1:10 student to mentor ratio to make sure students are getting the most out of their time on campus.

Academy Scholarships

  • Academy scholarships are available on a limited basis. Registrants with financial need can apply for a scholarship by completing the scholarship application.

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of their scholarship award by June 1.

Space is limited. Register today to reserve your spot!

If you have any questions, please direct them to academies@cs.utexas.edu.