2013 Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Computing
We are looking for smart and talented deaf and hard of hearing students, who are in college or ready to enter college, who want to explore a career in computing. Could YOU be who we are looking for? Are you up for the challenge?
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2013 Summer Academy
The 2013 Summer Academy is an academically challenging program designed for deaf and hard of hearing students with skills in math and/or science who may be considering computing as a career. We are searching for 15 of the top deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States. Admission is extremely competitive, based on an assessment of ability in computing, and enthusiasm to participate in an intensive experience in all things computing.
The 2013 Summer Academy is a 9-week program, beginning June 21 and ending August 24, 2013. Students who are accepted into the Summer Academy are provided with tuition, room, board, and transportation to and from their home at no cost.
Students will take a computer programming course for college credit, and a certificated class in Animation. Field trips to visit computer companies that are based or have offices in Seattle are scheduled, such as Adobe, Cray, Google, Isilon, Microsoft, and Valve. Students will also meet successful deaf and hard of hearing role models already working in computing, from Amazon, Zero Gravity, Google, IBM, Microsoft, SalesForce.com, and ZVRS. Additionally, they will meet graduate students working on cutting edge research in such areas as access technology, biorobotics, human centered interaction, digital photography, and robotics.
The 2013 Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Computing is a program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johnson Scholarship Foundation, National Science Foundation, Google and other generous donors, and is a project of the Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing), a collaboration of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the DO-IT Center, both based at the University of Washington.
For more information about the Summer Academy, please contact Robert Roth, Program Coordinator:
Advancing Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Computing
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
For more information on AccessComputing, go to the Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing home page.