Computational Science

Eligibility Requirements

Rising 10th through 12th graders. To participate in the residential experience, students must be at least 15 years old.

Application requirements: 

  • High School Transcript (students must have completed Algebra II)


 Mies Campus 


  • Session four–five: July 8–19

These sessions will take place from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Residential: $2,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

Commuter: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration


Program Description

Are you an advanced high school student who is interested in science, math, and computation? Learn about these topics in exciting and unconventional ways by enrolling in Illinois Tech’s summer program. This program will integrate math and science, with computation as a unifying concept.

Using real-world tools, such as Mathematica, students will learn how to take an idea or question and find ways to formulate it for a computer. The course consists of hands-on activities and minimal lecturing. At the end of the program, students will acquire better computational thinking—a skill that is critical in an increasingly technological world.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive two college credits for SCI 111.

Learning Objectives

The following are the main objectives of the course:

  • Understanding and implementing algorithms
  • Finding patterns and making conjectures
  • Appreciating the power of visualization through modern computational tools
  • Solving problems in science and mathematics using computational tools


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