Apply for SoarCS 2020

Your Contact Information:

Thanks to our generous partners, the program is free. Space is limited, so apply by Tuesday June 30. Program decisions will be communicated on Monday July 6, 2020.

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.


Dates:

SoarCS will run from Monday July 20 through Thursday August 13. The program averages 5 hours a week of real-time meetings and additional activities on your own schedule.


If you have program questions contact:

Prof. Fred Martin, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Undergraduate Studies, Kennedy College of Sciences


We may text you about this program.

SoarCS Participant Requirements:

  • The program will run Monday July 20 through Thursday August 13. There will be about 5 hours of live meetings each week, at 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, and 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. We encourage live participation over Zoom.
  • Participants will need their own computer, mobile phone (iPhone or Android), and high-speed Internet access. For a computer, a PC, Mac, or Chromebook are all fine.
  • Participants will be introduced to several computing technologies, create original work using those materials, and be involved in discussions and presentations by UMass Lowell students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to present at Red Hat’s DevConf.US conference on Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25. This will be a virtual conference.
  • If selected as a SoarCS participant, I agree to adhere to the requirements stated above and will participate in all of the program activities.

Your Name.
First-Year Student Orientation:

Application Questions:


We would like to know about your motivation for wanting to become a computer scientist as well as your plans for the future.


Please provide replies to the three prompts below. Thank you!




Thank you!


We will review your application after it is submitted. We will notify you on an acceptance decision by Monday July 6.


If you have any questions, please contact Assoc. Dean Fred Martin at Fred_Martin@uml.edu or (978) 934-1964.


Thank you for your application!

The deadline for applications has now passed, the due date was Tuesday June 30.


Program decisions will be communicated on Monday July 6, 2020.


If you have program questions contact:

Prof. Fred Martin, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Undergraduate Studies, Kennedy College of Sciences