The Computer Science 4 High School Summer Camp, CS4HS@UMKC, was developed and taught by SCE faculty Yugi Lee and Cory Beard, along with Alexis Petri from the UMKC Institute for Human Development and Liz Tascio, UMKC English Department faculty. Participants learned how to write computer code to tell their own creative stories using Scratch, a programming language developed by MIT Media Lab. View the students’ project pictures now posted on the web. The UMKC SCE CS4HS camp was sponsored through the Google Computer Science for High School initiative. It was one of dozens held across the world and sponsored by Google. Continue reading
KCUR-FM Central Standard discussed the UMKC Veterans in STEM program with Dean Kevin Truman during the June 12 radio segment. Coordinated by the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering and the UMKC Institute for Human Development, Veterans in STEM is provided by KC BANCS, an NSF funded project and includes free academic supports for veterans. For more details, see UMKC Today article, UMKC Program Helps Veterans Get a STEM Education.
Summer time is always a busy time at SCE. Over the past several years our labs and classrooms have been filled with students coming to UMKC SCE to attend various summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students and 7-12 teachers. This summer 2013 we are proud to host six summer camps during June and July.