June 7 – June 18, 2021

One male student working on a robotics project

One female student working on a robotics project

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

All current 9th and 10th grade (rising 10th and 11th grade) high school students are welcome to apply. We encourage the participation of students traditionally underrepresented in STEM. Selected students will receive a self-driving robotic vehicle that they can design and program to drive at home.

Students are expected to participate in Code@TACC Monday - Friday until the conclusion of the program. All students will be invited to participate in quarterly Back@TACC STEM workshops upon completion of the program.

Dates June 7 – June 18, 2021


Applications closed.


One male student testing a robotics project


  • Program a robot
  • Use a project based-learning approach to foster creativity and problem solving skills
  • Use hands-on technology to learn the basics of embedded programming languages and electronics
  • Get a private virtual tour of the TACC Visualization Lab and data center
  • Interact with TACC's cutting-edge technology systems
  • Collaborate with peers, college students, scientists, researchers and engineers

Program Information



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Frequently Asked Questions

A: June 7 – June 18, 2021. Sessions will be Monday - Friday. No sessions will be held over the weekend.
A: This program will take place over the internet, virtually.
A: During the summer program, participants are rising juniors and seniors in high school.
A: Parents are encouraged to attend final presentations, virtually, on the last day of the program.
A: There is no cost.
A: Please email our office at or call english: 512-232-0831, español: 512-368-7890.
A: Students will be supervised on the calls by college counselors. Counselors have been background checked (also checked through the national sex offender registry) and have received child protection training
A: Participants who notify TACC will have an opportunity to receive a hotspot. Hotspots are limited and will be given out on a first request basis.
A: Participants will be provided the necessary electronic and sensor components to complete the program. Additionally, participants can use a windows or mac computer. If participants do not have the necessary equipment such as laptops, they can be loaned out from TACC.
A: Participants are expected to continue until the end of the program.

TACC Dress Policy

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:

  • Any clothing that reveals undergarments including boxer shorts.
  • Skirts/Shorts that are not within 1 inch of the student's 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.
  • 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...

If a student's personal appearance or form of dress violates these standards, the student will be allowed to correct the problem. 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.


The camp was funded with the generosity from the KLE Foundation.