The FHL Vive Center is thrilled to announce the Summer 2024 ROAR Academy program – an exciting opportunity for high school students passionate about exploring the realms of Python programming and its applications in reinforcement learning, machine learning, and autonomous driving algorithms. This year, the academy will be an in person program.
About ROAR Academy:
The ROAR Academy is a rigorous two-week (10 days) in-person summer program, designed exclusively for high school students. In collaboration with the FHL Vive Center, an AR/VR research hub at UC Berkeley, the ROAR Academy aims to fuel your curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through an interactive exploration of undergraduate engineering majors, participants will delve into topics such as hardware/software design, machine learning, reinforcement, learning, GPT, and large language models. The highlight of the program? Students get to race their autonomous driving agents and compete in a simulation racing competition.
After completing the program, students will have the opportunity to become ROAR Ambassadors, participate in all future ROAR competitions and seminars, and will receive a certificate of completion.
Applications are currently open, with need-based financial aid options available. To learn more about the ROAR Academy and kickstart your journey, visit roar.berkeley.edu/roar-academy.
Early Application Deadline: March 22, 2024
Application fee: $50
Who Should Apply:
Participation is limited to high school students residing in California, entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2022. Students are expected to have sufficient background on basic computer programming in the Python language. The curriculum has a quick refresher of Python programming at the beginning with additional exercises and debugging practice, but the course is NOT suitable for students who have never learned about Python in the past.
ROAR Academy is committed to inclusivity. Families demonstrating financial need can benefit from full scholarships. No additional scholarship application is required – check the website for eligibility details.
Should you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out!