Art of Code Crafting

Eligibility Requirements

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

Prior programming experience is not mandatory. However, any experience is a plus.


Mies Campus


June 17–28 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • Note: There will be no programming scheduled on Juneteenth, which falls on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.


Residential: $2,350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

Commuter: $1,300; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration


Program Description

This program offers an introduction to computer programming using the C-programming language. Students will be exposed to programming tools that they can install and use in their school projects. They will be taught essential computer architecture and the structure of simple C-programs. Basic concepts of computer programming and programming styles will be covered. They will be provided demonstrations of mathematical problems converted to computer programs so that they get the full picture of the evolution of a program. It will improve their problem solving skills and familiarity with computer software.

Example Activities

  • Lecture sessions with a good mix of audio, visual presentations, and cartoons for covering essentials of computer systems and architecture
  • Lecture sessions with code demonstrations for covering C-programming
  • Take-home assignments
  • Hands-on sessions
  • Group project with a skeleton code that they have to complete as a team 


Illinois Tech Research Developer Aparna Sasidharan


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