Sunday, September 20, 2015

Attention Parents Interested in STEM for their Student

The UW Computer Science and Engineering Department has several items of note for parents of students interested in STEM.
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions.  Aspirations Award recipients are chosen for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education.

Applications for the 2016 Award for Aspirations in Computing are open from September 1 to October 26, 2015 (8:00 p.m. EDT).
 

Eligibility:  Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply, if she also meets both of the following criteria:

Quiz Bowl: QANTA vs. Ken Jennings
October 2, 4pm UW Computer Science and Engineering is pleased to host an event for both trivia aficionados and those interested in artificial intelligence: a quiz bowl match pitting a computer against the most successful Jeopardy! player of all time.

Computing Open House at UW CSE December 15th from 1-5pm

Hands-on activities and cutting edge demos will show middle and high school students what computing is all about. Learn from UW students, faculty and local companies.  More details to come.

Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association Programming Competition December 12 at Microsoft in Redmond.

PSCSTA - Middle & High School students will solve programming problems in teams of 1-3 people with 1 computer using any programming language(s). Teams will compete in their division and the top three teams in each division will be awarded with medals and recognition. All participating students will also have a chance to participate in a raffle for additional prizes

More details to come.

Editor's note - The cost is $30 per team with need-based scholarships available.

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