In Parent's Words

Parents of DUCA 2014 Scholars

  • “My son truly enjoyed the DUCA program. Not only did he make good friends there, but he also learned a great deal about computer science, college life and the importance of cooperative education during college. As a parent, I was very impressed with the organization of the five week program, the faculty, RAs and the curriculum. The final presentations amazed me on how much the students learned. Their projects were truly impressive and a great accomplishment to add on to college applications. I have been raving about the program to my friends and family and would definitely recommend it.”

  • ““My son had a fantastic time this summer in the DUCA program. He enjoyed the interaction with other high schoolers from all over the country, found the teachers all top notch, and the residence assistants very attentive and responsive to each students individual needs. My son found that not only did he learn programming and hardware but, more importantly, he enjoyed working in a team to accomplish his final project. He is impressed with program and is considering volunteering next summer to help out. From a parents perspective, I was always kept informed via e-mail and web photos on what was going on and give kudos to the staff for its excellent communication and coordination.”

  • “We were very pleased with DUCA, but more importantly, our son was happy with his experience. I think the program achieves a healthy balance of instruction and fun. The program provides enough structure for the kids while at the same time giving them some freedom to be independent. It's a preview of the college experience for the kids at a time when they're starting to think seriously about college.”

Parents of DUCA 2012 Scholars

  • “Michelle had a great time at DUCA. She made a lot of friends and enjoyed the lectures from Drexel's professors. She likes the hand on experiences. She learned a lot and talked like a computer professional. She thinks this is the best of summer camp she ever had. We recommended DUCA to our friends. Michelle will miss her camp mates, her professors, you and your staff members.

  • “I'd like to thank you and your team for providing wonderful learning and safe environment. The camp was well managed and had straight discipline to protect the students.”

  • “Our kid's experience @ Drexel has been life defining. It has enabled him to visualize his future, his potential to effect change in himself and his impact on those around him. An unique program for kids with unique skills and talents. Well worth the investment! Thank you to all who made it possible.”

  • “I thought the activities you did with them were great and the communication was great. I will definitely recommend it to kids in our school district and let Adam’s guidance counselor know.”

  • “It was a wonderfully educational and enriching pre-college program for our son. It was obvious much time and preparation went into the 5 weeks, and it was very well executed. We are so happy that David had the opportunity to be a part of it. Best wishes to you and the continued success of DUCA! Keep up the great work!”

DUCA 2015
July 6 - August 7, 2015
Application is NOW open.

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Application Deadline – Extended to June 6, 2015

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"At a very critical time in their lives, with college and major decisions looming, DUCA provides a safe exposure to a number of study and career options in computers." - DUCA Student


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