Summer Coding Academy

2024 Coding Academy

After a tremendous success over the years (since 2015), the organizing team of the FGCU Coding Academy is glad to announce the 2024 Coding Academy (Spring, Summer and Fall). More information available soon.

Participants last year were thrilled about Python, and there was a significant increase in the requests for a Python-based camp. Based on the input, this year, we are offering a 4-day Summer camp (June 24 - 27, 2024) on Python. Speakers from the Arthrex Programming team have also made it a tradition to give presentations on their work since 2015, and it will continue this year in our summer camp.


Arthrex Inc. has been our sponsor since the very beginning. In fact, the academy is an initiative that originated with Arthrex.

 FGCU Foundation  

 Our institution has continued to support the academy in many ways over the past four years.  The FGCU Advancement and Foundation plays a crucial role in engaging the institution with our sponsors such as Arthrex.

Whitaker Center

The Whitaker Center for STEM education has been of tremendous support for our academy. Our student volunteers are funded by the center.

The Scientists' Society of Southwest Florida  

The Scientists' Society of Southwest Florida is one of our sponsors who provide support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camps for Lee County students and scholarships for their participation.

MBOT Programming

Students will be able to assemble the mBOT, manipulate and control it using Scratch programming. This is a great way to learn programming using a fun filled coding application. mBOT is part of the middle school camp curriculum.

Kano Kit

Students will be able to assemble their own mini computer using the Kano kit. Once assembled they would be able to program with Scratch and learn basic coding.

Python Programming

A very elegant programming language that has applications in data analysis, engineering, medical imaging, 3D programming and astronomy. An introduction to Python will be offered during this academy for middle school students.


Office: SH 206
Phone: 239-590-1470
Curriculum Director
Office: SH 204
Phone: 239-745-4322