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Middle and high school students interested in learning how to code are invited to attend a computer programming camp at UT, March 17-21.

The Tennessee Code Academy, open to students ages twelve to eighteen, will teach participants the basics of computer programming, including HTML, PHP, design fundamentals, and web application. Students will learn from expert mentors, programmers, and industry experts. Faculty from the College of Engineering and UT’s Engineering Research Center, CURENT (Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks), will assist with the classes.

The day camp will take place during UT’s spring break and will be held in Greve Hall. It is sponsored by the Tennessee Code Academy, STEMspark, and Innovation Valley, Inc.

The cost is $300, and scholarships are available.

“This is a unique opportunity for the youth in Tennessee to be exposed to the skill set to launch them into a modern-day economy,” said Sammy Lowdermilk, program director for Tennessee Code Academy. “In the next ten years there will be a million more computer science jobs than graduates, and we want to do our small part to lessen that gap.”

To learn more about the camp or to register, visit the website.

The Tennessee Code Academy is a program of the Biz Foundry, a public-private partnership focused on developing entrepreneurs and fostering job creation and economic growth in Tennessee.


Sammy Lowdermilk (931-372-1039,

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,