Hi, Western Massachusetts high school students and parents. UMass Turing Summer Program is back for another year! We are looking forward to hosting you this summer of 2024. Find all the information below.

The UMass Turing Summer Program is for you, if:

  1. You are a high school student interested in using Computer Science and Technology for societal good.
  2. You want to learn about how computing can make people healthier and make our homes greener.
  3. You wonder how the fitness gadgets such as Fitbit, Apple Watch, Android Wear, and Microsoft Band work.
Program Overview: The UMass Turing Summer Program is a three-week summer program for High School students interested in or would like to learn about Computer Science and how computing can address challenges in areas such as healthcare, energy, and many others.

Intended Participants: The program is specifically designed for entering tenth and eleventh graders (entering sophomores and juniors) in high schools in Western Massachusetts. A previous background in programming in a language such as Python or Java is desirable but not necessary. A high-school background in mathematics 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 sensing, data analysis, and visualization concepts. We offer 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.

For more details, please send an email to turing.umass@gmail.com.

How To Apply

To apply for the program, please fill out the following form: 2024 UMass Amherst Turing Summer Program Form.
You will need the following information while filling out the form:

  1. Your Name and Email
  2. Your Parent's Name and Email
  3. Your School
  4. Your current Grade level
  5. A brief 2 line description of your interest in the program
  6. A brief 2-3 sentence description of any prior background, if any, in Technology, Computing/Programming, or Engineering.
  7. Whether you (or someone) would be driving daily to the UMass campus.

Program Logistics

The program will run for three weeks from Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 26th, 2024. The program will run daily from 9:30 am to 4 pm, 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.

Program Schedule

Enrolled students, you can find the tentative 2024 Program Schedule here.