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College of Engineering and Computer Science Hosts Comp Sci Exploration Day
As part of its National Engineers Week (Eweek) programming, the College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting a Computer Science Exploration Day for high school students on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in Link Hall.
Students in grades 9-12 can explore computer science through hands-on workshops led by Engineering and Computer Science faculty members.
Topics to be covered include:
- “The Computer Science Behind Photographs”: How are photos stored on a computer and how does photographic software enhance, filter and change photographs? Participating students will look at programs, modify them and build on them. Programming activities are available for those with no experience, as well as programmers at all levels.
- “Programming for the World Wild Web”: Students can build webpages from scratch to be posted on the Web or just on their own computers. Activities will be available for those with all levels of experience.
- “What is Computer Science and Who are Computer Scientists?”: Students will take part in games for “meeting” computer scientists and for finding out what computer scientists do.
While on campus, students will also explore various engineering disciplines and take a campus tour.
Space for the event is limited, with registration ending on Feb. 17.
Questions? Contact Carol Stokes-Cawley at email@example.com.