Center for Computational Science and Advanced Distributed Simulation (C2SDS)
Pre - College Programs
- Houston Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (PREP) distinguished
and intensive mathematics-based summer enrichment, program that encourages high ability, socially and
economically disadvantaged students whose interests lie in mathematics, science, computer science, or
engineering technology. PREP provides the educational enrichment opportunities necessary to pursue careers
in these fields. Students are invited to apply within their 7th - 9th grade. Visit www.uhd.edu/prep for
- Computational Science Academy (aka Saturday PREP) An academic
year continuation of the PREP Program that mentors and nurtures PREP students. This academy provides
necessary reinforcement and encouragement to pursue mathematics, science, and engineering technology
careers and teaches conceptualization and problem solving. Students in 8th - 9th grade are encouraged
- CS Academy An activity of the Advanced Distributed Simulation
Research Consortium (ADSRC - a unit of the U.S. Army Research Office) designed to allow socially and
economically disadvantaged students to bypass remediation upon entering college in areas of computer
science, computational science and mathematics. Topics include: Pre-Calculus; C++; Java; and HTML.
Students in their senior year of high school are encouraged to apply.
- Scholars Academy High school seniors are invited each year to
apply for competitive scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year to major in computer science,
mathematics, engineering, or any area of natural science at the University of Houston-Downtown.
Visit www.uhd.edu/scholars for additional information and
- High School Tours/Visits Tours of the university’s facilities and demonstrations
within the ADSRC Graphics/Simulation Lab are provided for visiting groups of students from high schools.
Middle and high school instructors/counselors are invited to contact our Recruiter, Mr. Theophilus
Berry (713-221-8938) to schedule tours or a visit to your school.
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