Hi, Western Massachusetts high school students and parents, UMass Turing Summer Program is back after the pandemic. We are looking forward to hosting you this summer. 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 such as Fitbit, Apple Watch, Android Wear, and Microsoft Band work.
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.

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 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.

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

How to Apply [APPLICATION FOR 2022 NOW CLOSED]

The College of Information and Computer Science is offering this program at no charge to local students. Students will need to pay a nominal $85 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 following form: UMass Turing Summer Program Intake Form You will need the following information while filling out the form.

  1. Your Name
  2. Your School
  3. Your current Grade level
  4. A brief 2 line description of your interest in the program
  5. A brief 2-3 sentence description of any prior background, if any, in Technology, Computing/Programming, or Engineering.

Program logistics

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.

Sample daily schedule

9:30am : Arrive
9:30am - 11:00am : Help session for work assigned on previous day
11:00am - 12:00pm : Classroom session 1
12:00pm - 1:30pm : Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm : Classroom session 2
2:30pm - 4:00pm : Lab session (TAs are available for hand-on help)
4pm : Depart