Free summer program in computer science at UMass

Program Overview: The UMass Turing Summer Program is a three week-long summer program for High School students who have an interest in or would like to learn about Computer Science and how computing can be used to address challenges in areas such as healthcare, energy, and many others. See the flyer here.

Intended Participants: While the program is specifically designed for entering tenth and eleventh graders (entering sophomores and juniors) in high schools in Western Massachusetts, rising ninth graders and seniors are welcome to apply. A background in computer programming is not necessary to attend.  A basic mathematics background is assumed for this program.

Program Format/Schedule: The program features two classroom sessions and one lab session daily for three weeks and will expose students to concepts in sensing, data analysis, and visualization. This is a hands-on program where students will learn by doing, and the program will feature the use of signal processing and machine learning using Python and an intro to health sensing using apps for Android phones. The program will run for three weeks on weekdays from Monday July 11th to Friday July 29th. The program will run daily from 9:30am to 4pm, and a full day commitment is expected from all students. This is a commuter summer program – the ability to commute daily to the UMass campus on your own is a must.

How to Apply?: The College of Information and Computer Science is offering this program at no charge to local students. Students will need to pay a nominal fee to obtain a UMass ID card and to process the registration paperwork. This fee will be waived for any student for whom it poses a hardship. To apply for the program, please fill out the google form available at the Turing program website below. For more details, please visit the turing program website at or send an email to

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