Before the fall semester, the UMass Lowell Kennedy College of Sciences wants to give you a chance to meet your classmates and build skills to help you succeed in computer science.
Apply to SoarCS
That’s why we created SoarCS, where you will:
Open to all first-year, full-time computer science students, SoarCS is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We highly encourage students from multicultural backgrounds, first-generation students and female students to take advantage of the program.
Thanks to our sponsors, the program is free. Space is limited, so apply by Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
SoarCS will take place from Monday, July 12, 2021 through Thursday, August 5, 2021. It's a hybrid program where Monday and Wednesday sessions are via Zoom and Thursdays are in-person on the UMass Lowell Campus (with a concurrent remote option). Each week we will have a live video tutorial, two panels and a wrap-up/share out. All sessions will be available later as recordings. We’ll also have optional activities that you can complete on your own schedule, and an always-open chat space.
Before we start, we will send you a package of materials, including a micro:bit miniature computer and a T-shirt. To participate in the program, you need a PC, Mac or Chromebook with internet access, and an iPhone or Android phone.
Here’s what to expect each week:
When we all get together on campus during the academic year, we will have more opportunities for learning.
Please be in touch if you have any questions. Keep the learning going!
Prof. Fred Martin
Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Undergraduate Studies
Kennedy College of Sciences
SoarCS is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Red Hat and the Kennedy College of Sciences.