Code@TACC Summer High School STEM Camp

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June 25-29, 2018

CODE @ TACC Wearables is an innovative and exciting summer program that incorporates a project-based learning approach to expose students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) innovation. Students foster their talent and creativity by being introduced to the principles of cloud computing, progressive web application development, electronics and the Internet of Things. Hands-on projects and career exploration activities made possible with support from TACC researchers, volunteers and industry partners, provide a fun-filled experience.

All current 9th through 12th grade high school students are welcome to register. The first 30 paid registrants for CODE @ TACC Wearables will be accepted. CODE @ TACC Wearables operates 9am – 4:30pm each day at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), located on the J. J. Pickle Research Campus.

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

"CODE @ TACC Wearables was exciting because we got hands-on experience wiring circuits, writing code for firmware for our Particle Photons in C and making my app in HTML, and getting to tour the supercomputing facility."

— CODE @ TACC participant


JUNE 25-29, 2018


Register Here



Prospective Activities

  • Projects that include physical programming using and C++, wearable analog and digital sensors, electrical engineering using sewable circuits, use of cloud computing to connect to the Internet of Things, progressive web applications using HTML, Javascript and the Ionic Framework
  • Industry site visit
  • Tour of TACC data center
  • Entrepreneurship skill-building

Instructional & Technical Staff

Pictured from left to right: Hunter (Recruitment / Logistics), Gomez (Manager), Chuah (Instructor), Powell (instructor)

Camp Information


TACC's offices are located in the Advanced Computing Building (ACB, Building 205) on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC) of The University of Texas at Austin.

What to Bring

  • Umbrella (Rain or shine, we will walk.)
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Pens/Pencils
  • 1 small notebook
  • A list of questions that you want to ask current students and staff about UT Austin, or college life.

What you shouldn't bring to CODE @ TACC Wearables

  • Weapons, explosives, candles, flammable materials
  • Expensive sports equipment or musical instruments
  • Illegal substances such as alcohol, tobacco, or drugs
  • Pets/Animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • A Bad Attitude

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Monday, June 25, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018
A: J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78758. For detailed directions, take a look at our Contact page.
A: During the summer program, participants are rising sophomores in high school through students entering college.
A: Parents are encouraged to attend final presentations on the last day of the program.
A: The cost of CODE @ TACC Wearables is $989 per participant. Lunch and travel to activities are included at no additional cost.
A: Students will be supervised from 9a – 4:30pm by college counselors. Counselors have been background checked (also checked through the national sex offender registry) and have received child protection training.
A: Students may bring their own laptop if they desire, but it's not required.
A: This is a commuter camp. Participants are responsible for their housing along with travel to and from the camp each day. If you need personal accomodation during the camp, please check our list of nearby hotels here.
A: Please let us know of any dietary restrictions. Food options will be offered to fit students' dietary needs.
A: For emergency treatment, students will be transported to St. David's North Austin Medical Center (12221 N. Mopac).
A: Students should wear comfortable and appropriate clothing, and be prepared for outdoor and indoor temperature (70F in classrooms).
A: Participants will be unable to leave campus during the operating hours of the camp.

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