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    K-12 Programs

      Allen School Ambassadors

      Allen School Ambassadors are current University of Washington (UW) Seattle students studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering. They conduct outreach to high school students, both on the UW campus and through school and community visits, especially focusing on students from underrepresented backgrounds and students without computing experience.

    Summer Opportunities


      The University of Washington invites students from traditionally underrepresented groups to join us for a free, 2-week data science and artificial intelligence introductory workshop. To be eligible for the program, students must be rising high school juniors, high school seniors, or college freshmen. At the workshop, students will learn how to understand, analyze, interpret and discuss real-world applications of data science and machine learning with the ultimate goal of understanding impactful technology decisions.

      Changemakers in Computing (CIC)

      Changemakers in Computing (CIC) is a new virtual summer program for high school students to learn about technology, society, and justice. Hosted by the University of Washington’s Allen School, this free program aims to serve Washington State high school students from systemically marginalized backgrounds. Students can benefit from a supportive community of peers and mentors, working on meaningful tech projects, and direct mentorship from college students studying technology. We especially encourage students to apply who would be among the first in their families to attend a 4-year college, undocumented, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, 2LGBTQIA+, from low-income families, and students with disabilities.

      UbiComp Lab High School Summer Research

      The Ubicomp Lab invites a select number of high school students from the Seattle area to conduct an intense 8-week long research project during the summer. Prof. Shwetak Patel created this program because of his own participation in research when he was in high school and the incredible experience it provided for his career path. Applications for the Summer 2021 program are now open. The deadline for the application is May 1st, 2021, and decisions will be made by June 1st, 2021.

      Apply Here to get involved over the summer as a High School student.

    Learn about the Allen School

      Info Sessions for Prospective CS Majors

      The Allen School offers an information session for prospective high school students on the first Friday of every month from 3:30PM - 4:30PM PT. Please note that we are hosting all of our information sessions via zoom until further notice. You can find our information session details on our information sessions page.

      Meet an Allen School Student

      As the main point of contact for high school students interested in applying to the Allen School, any prospective high school students can set-up an appointment or email us with any questions at outreach@cs.washington.edu.  

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    General inquiries and requests can be sent to Outreach@cs.washington.edu

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    Hosting a K-12 Event at the Allen School

      If you're an Allen School community member interested in hosting your own K-12 event, please visit this page to learn about UW requirements for youth programs.

      If you would like a program listed on this page, please email outreach@cs.uw.edu.