At Georgia Tech, our mission is not simply to educate our own students, but to engage the next generation.
Through a variety of programs targeted at all levels of the K-12 spectrum, we are connecting tomorrow’s minds to the world of computing. Whether it’s summer camps for primary school students, after-school programs for middle- and high schoolers, or workshops designed to train K-12 teachers in the latest techniques in computing education, we are stepping up to our responsibility as not merely educators but advocates for the transformational power of the digital world.
We invite you to learn about our Connecting K-12 programs—and get connected. If you’re a high school student considering a computing major (or you just want to hone your coding chops), drop us a note. If you’re a parent who recognizes the career value in top-notch computing skills for your student, give us a call.
Bottom line: If computing fires your intellect and imagination, you’ve got a home at GT Computing.
Institute for Computing Education
The Institute for Computing Education (ICE) is a partnership between the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) and the Georgia Tech College of Computing, intended to sharpen the technology skills of our state’s computer science teachers. Taking advantage of College’s world-class expertise and instructional capabilities, ICE trains current and future Advanced Placement (AP) teachers in the latest techniques for effectively teaching computer science to Georgia K-12 students. To widen the pipeline of computing students, ICE hosts summer camps for elementary, middle and high school students that offer a multifaceted curriculum.
High school students get a head start on college-level research through the “I3 Experience,” which stands for Imagine, Investigate and Innovate. In this three-part after-school program, students first are introduced to range of computing areas during the “Imagine” phase. Then, they’re asked to “Investigate” by learning from interactive educational tutorials and building their own computational research proposals. Finally, during the “Innovate” phase, students are brought into an actual research and development lab, where they’ll actually bring their research ideas to life.
Interested in attending Georgia Tech as a Computer Science or Computational Media major? We invite you to come to campus, either for a quick information session in the College or an overnight stay! There are general information sessions on Monday afternoons that last about an hour and go over opportunities within the College. We also hold two-hour info sessions specifically on the Georgia Tech application process; you’ll discuss each of the undergraduate application’s four sections and even have an opportunity to work on your own application. Staff will be on hand to help answer all your questions.
Two hours not enough? How about attending a College of Computing Overnight, where you can spend 24 hours in the life of a computing major? Prospective students can stay with a current student in on-campus housing, attend a computer science class session, see research demos, and meet both current and future Georgia Tech students! If you've never visited campus or simply don’t know which college you’d like to attend, we highly encourage you to participate in this opportunity.