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K-12 Education Programs

TACC K-12 Education & Outreach (E&O) programs currently include educational tours and workshops, cybersecurity workshops at K-12 sites, and participation in two annual outreach events targeting more than 500 K-12 students, led by the Women in Engineering Program and University Events at The University of Texas at Austin. TACC also supports other University K-12 and community Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives by providing TACC presenters and mentors for their activities.

Educational tours increase awareness about the impact of science and technology; get students excited about STEM careers; and help students make the connection between STEM careers and their everyday lives.

Educational workshops provide high school students the opportunity to run a program on a world-class supercomputer.

TACC Cybersecurity Program (founded with support from the Verizon Foundation) increases awareness of Internet safety, while teaching deep concepts of how computer hardware, software, and networks operate. This program also explores careers in the field of STEM and cybersecurity.

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Programa de Seguridad Cibernética TACC (con el apoyo de la Fundación Verizon) ha creado un programa de promoción destinado a aumentar el conocimiento de la seguridad en el Internet, al mismo tiempo enseñando conceptos profundos de cómo el equipo y la red operan. Este programa también explora las carreras en elcampo de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas (STEM) y la ciberseguridad.

Camp C3 (Create, Collaborate, Compute) is a one-week, summer STEM program that encourages middle school students from Bedichek Middle School and Martin Middle School to collaborate and compute using some of the world's most advanced technologies. In Summer 2014, TACC is partnering with UTeach Outreach to provide a curriculum that includes basic programming using Python, as well as laboratory experiences at the University's J.J. Pickle Research Campus, career talks by diverse industry professionals and UT students, and academic & personal leadership development.