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SCE Faculty and Students Central To Success of Computer Science 4 High School Summer Camp

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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

SCE Students and Staff Lead Google Fiber Summer App Camps for High School Students

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SCE students and staff were prime movers in ensuring two one-week Google Fiber Summer App Camps held this July at SCE were great successes. Matt Mohler, electrical computer engineering junior, IEEE Robotics team member and SCE Student Ambassador, served as the director for both camps. Using MIT’s App Inventor software and hands-on instructional techniques, students learned how to develop applications for Android platform phones. 17 Kansas City Missouri School District high school students and one teacher participated in the first camp session and 21 Kansas City Kansas School District high school students and two teachers participated in the second camp session. Continue reading

Unique Summer Program Draws Students from Saudi Arabia

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Fourteen students and their two accompanying professors from Jazan University in Saudi Arabia left for home after a five-week summer program held here at SCE.  Designed to be both intellectually and culturally enriching, the program included the students learning about software methods and tools from Professor Yongjie Zheng, mobile apps and cloud computing from Professor Yugi Lee, and about big data from Professor Praveen Rao.  They then created their own app for Jazan University with the help of the Kansas City-based RareWire app creation studio.  UMKC’s Applied Language Institute provided the students English instruction for two hours each day.  In addition, students and faculty ventured beyond campus to visit and tour Cerner, Garmin and Sprint and enjoy local attractions such as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Royals and Starlight Theatre.  SCE Continuing Education Director Christina Davis, managed the program including preliminary discussions with Jazan University, curriculum, and program logistics.  For more details, see the UMKC Today article “Students from Saudi Arabia Study at UMKC School of Computing and Engineering.”