Gator Computing Program

Interested in applying to GCP? Applications for summer 2018 will be available starting in December on our 2018 Program Applications Page!


Check out this great article on the UFIT website about the first inaugural Gator Computing Program and see video of student’s final projects!


Gator Computing Program is a two week, non-residential program for students entering 10th and 11th grade.  Students enrolled in the Gator Computing Program engage with UF faculty from the engineering, social sciences, medical research, and biotechnology disciplines, and those with expertise in 3-D printing technologies.  Each afternoon, students tour various campus laboratories for an up-close view of what scientific work really looks like. One of the tours will be to the UF Data Center, home to HiPerGator, UF’s supercomputer. HiPerGator, short for High Performance Gator, is among the top supercomputers owned by a U.S. university.  During week one of the program, students will spend the mornings learning how to use computational tools to solve problems. Then, in week two, students will work in small project teams to use tools shown to them to solve a problem by themselves.  On the last day of the program, teachers and parents will be invited to see the students present the results obtained in their projects.  The program is sponsored by UF Information Technology. Organization of the program is managed by UFIT Research Computing and the Center for Precollegiate Education and Training.