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Computational Science Course

Computational Science Course

Are you a pre-college high school student interested in science, math, and computation? Learn about these topics in exciting and unconventional ways by enrolling in Illinois Tech’s new Computational Science course for high school students in summer 2017. The course will integrate math and science with computation as the unifying concept.

The course will consist of hands-on activities with the goal of learning "big ideas" by using computation to explore optimization and patterns in science and nature. Students will find the answers to questions such as "How does Google Maps work?" and "Has Facebook turned six degrees of separation into five?" with engaging activities and minimal lecturing, using real-world tools such as Mathematica, a popular computation tool used on most college campuses.


One year of science and completion of Algebra II plus strong math and science grades


July 17–August 4, 2017, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m.-noon.


$1,000 with a limited number of scholarships available


Illinois Tech Mies (Main) Campus


  • Earn two college credits that may be transferrable to any college (for the course, participants are admitted to Illinois Tech as non-degree students)
  • Enhance your resume by adding academic university experience
  • Explore possible college majors by delving deeply into a variety of topics

Course completion does not guarantee admission to Illinois Tech. Credits may not transfer to other colleges and universities.

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