CODE @ TACC (2017 Camp)

Summer High School STEM Program

CODE @ TACC is an innovative and exciting summer camp that incorporates a project-based learning approach to expose students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) applications. Students will foster their talent and creativity by being introduced to programming, robotics, and electronics.

All current 10th and 11th (rising 11th and 12th) grade high school students are welcome to apply. We encourage the participation of underrepresented students.

Thirty students will be accepted to participate in CODE @ TACC and be housed in a UT Austin campus dorm. CODE @ TACC is designed as an introduction to programming.

2017 Program Information: June 11-16, 2017

Students working on motorized car project
Students looking at motorized car


  • Use a project based-learning approach to foster creativity and problem solving skills
  • Participate in team-building exercises that will prepare students for the workplace of the future
  • Use hands-on technology to learn the basics of embedded programming languages and electronics
  • Design, create and program a robot
  • Participate in a field trip to a local tech company
  • Receive a private tour and work at the TACC Visualization Laboratory (Vislab) and data center
  • Interact with TACC's cutting-edge technology systems
  • Collaborate with peers, college students, scientists, researchers and engineers

Free of cost for selected participants. All program expenses are paid for with the exception of travel to and from The University of Texas at Austin. Students must reside in Texas.

The online application opens January 16. Participants will be notified by May 5, if they were selected to participate in the program. Application closes April 28, 2017.

Participants have the right to dress as they choose as long as their dress meets the approved dress and grooming regulations, does not disrupt activities, is not obscene or defamatory, and does not endanger the physical health or safety of themselves or others.

Participants have the responsibility to dress and groom in such a manner so as to reflect cleanliness, modesty, safety and good taste; become familiar with and adhere to approved dress and grooming expectations of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

TACC's summer participant dress code standards are designed to promote an appropriate environment for individuals who are preparing themselves for life. We ask that students not wear the following:

If a student's personal appearance or form of dress violates these standards, the student will be allowed to correct the problem. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action. Many details and styles of clothing cannot be covered in the dress code; therefore the administration (including counselors) of TACC reserves the right to make to final determination concerning appropriateness of a student's attire.

  • Any clothing that reveals undergarments including boxer shorts.
  • Skirts/Shorts that are not within 1 inch of the students fingertips when their arms are extended by their side.
  • Any clothing that reveals a student's stomach, torso, chest, breasts or cleavage.
  • Halter tops, tube tops, half shirts, see through blouses or backless apron garments.
  • Clothing, accessories, or tattoos with references to alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, vulgar language, violence, gang related affiliations or other symbols that distract from the learning environment.
  • Caps, hats, stocking caps, wave caps, or bandannas unless in instances of extreme weather or with prior administrative approval during special campus activities. Head coverings for religious observance or health related reasons is allowable.
  • Clothing, jewelry, shoes, chains, or other accessories that would endanger student's safety or distract from the learning environment are not acceptable. 

  • Any bedroom attire is prohibited outside of the dorms; pajama tops or bottoms, slippers, etc...

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