An exciting opportunity awaits teens who want to learn more about computer science and technology.

The University of Central Florida will host its 9th-annual Burnett Honors College Summer Institute, an intensive three-week program designed for eighth- through 12th-grade students interested in learning the foundations of computer science and technology.

Students can learn Java programming at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level and choose an elective course in video game interfaces or artificial intelligence.

The curriculum also will allow students to enjoy special programs, speakers and recreational facilities and visit UCF’s research laboratories. Field trips will include a tour of the Electronic Arts Tiburon studio in Maitland, home to the creators of some of the world’s most popular video games.    

“This is a great opportunity for students to learn if they want to major in computer science or a related field such as digital media or engineering before having to pay for college tuition,” said Jill Norburn, director of Student Affairs for the Burnett Honors College.

The program fee of $995 includes tuition, books, field trips, a programming competition and more. Families with more than one sibling enrolled will receive a $100 discount.

The summer day camp begins Monday, July 11, and runs through Friday, July 29.  Applications are due Friday, May 20. Forms are available at

For more information, visit the Burnett Honors College Summer Institute website.

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