UW CSE hosted 50 high school math, science, and computer science teachers on August 2-4 in our fourth annual “CS4HS” (Computer Science for High Schools) summer workshop. Funded by Google, CS4HS was originally conceived by Carnegie Mellon University, UW, and UCLA, and now involves roughly 20 universities from across the country.
Teachers learn a wide variety of ways in which computer science concepts can be introduced into their courses, and participate in hands-on workshops in Mindstorm robots and visual programming using Scratch. A “Computing Careers Panel” featuring recent UW CSE alums working in the software and gaming sectors is always a highlight.
UW CSE’s CS4HS offering continues to be a collaboration with CMU; many thanks to Tom Cortina for traveling to Seattle once again to help make our program a huge success!
CS4HS website here. Agenda here. Photographs here. Ed Lazowska’s introductory presentation here; Ed’s other slides here (all course materials from all speakers will be posted on the CS4HS website eventually).
Wonderful interview with Helene Martin here.