Program at a Glance

  • When: June 4-10 and June 11-17

    Where: UT Austin Campus

    Tuition: $0

    Credit: Academy certificate

  • Eligible Students: 10-12 grade students (fall 2023)

    Skill Level: All skill levels welcome

    Tools: Arduino microcontroller

  • Academy for Women

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects jobs for computer and information technology occupations will increase a compelling 11% through 2029—faster than the projected growth rate for all occupations nationwide. UT Computer Science works to continue diversifying the tech workforce in order to create sustaining cultural change and help build a world of inclusive technology. Join the Academy for Women this summer and explore the world of computer science, learn to code, and get a taste of collegiate life.

What You'll Explore

  • Topics Covered

    • C++
    • Project management
    • Teamwork
    • Women in tech jobs
  • Hands-On Experiences

    • Code an Arduino microcontroller to put on an LED display light show
    • Delve into cool new technologies with professors and industry reps
    • Discover future internship and career opportunities
    • Identify tactics for a standout UT application from UT admissions
    • Explore the UT campus and meet current UT students

Meet Your Academy Staff

  • Dr. Alison Norman
    Associate Professor of Instruction
    Department of Computer Science

    Dr. Alison Norman received both her M.S. in computer science and her Ph.D. in computer science from this department. Since then, she has been fortunate enough to spend her days teaching systems to undergraduates and performing outreach to underserved communities. Her research interests lie in the intersection of supercomputing and program analysis with a special interest in static techniques to improve checkpointing. She is also interested in large-scale simulation.

  • Michaela Cicero
    Academy Director
    Department of Computer Science

    Michaela is responsible for the planning and management of student focused initiatives including the Accelerated Transfer Program, statewide freshmen recruiting events, and the on-campus summer academies.

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.

Travel Scholarships

  • Travel scholarships are available to help those with financial need cover transportation to and from Austin. The travel scholarship application will open with the Academy for Women application.

The application is now closed.

The Academy for Women application will open on January 31st. Please check back to apply at that time.

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