Registration Now Open for the 2011 Computer Science Day IUPUI - Free and Open to the Public.

Release Date: 
Feb 17 2011

Students, teachers and parents from around the state and region will come together to learn about the exciting possibilities of computer science at the 5th annual Computer Science Day, scheduled for Friday, March 18, 2011 on the IUPUI campus. With a full day of high school programming competitions, teacher training and panel discussions, this event has something for everyone! Register online today.

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Students Will Test Knowledge and Develop Skills

Open to students in grades 9-12, teams of two will battle it out in three competition groups: traditional programming, web development, and game development. Tasked with identifying solutions to real-life programming problems in timed competitions, these high school students will develop communication and business skills as well as a deeper understanding of the fundamental ideas that enable the technologies we use every day.

Participating Teachers Earn Three Certification Renewal Units

Free workshops for teachers will offer the latest computer science teaching tools and methods in areas such as databases, web development, and game programming as vehicles to teach difficult math and programming concepts. IUPUI faculty will present useful tips and tools that can be used in Indiana classrooms to meet state standards on courses such as Computer Programming and Computer Applications. Participation in the full day earns a teacher 3 CRUs.

Panelists and Keynote Speaker Reflect on Their Education and Career Paths

The alumni roundtable includes Tom Counsell from Bluefish Wireless Management, Ken Eldridge from OneAmerica, Grant McNaught from University Information Technology Services at IUPUI, and IUPUI graduate students Meagan and Stephen Senesac. Keynote speaker James Hill, assistant professor in the computer science department at IUPUI, will highlight his journey from track star to graduate school.

The IUPUI Computer Science Club and Department of Computer & Information Science are the primary sponsors of this event as part of the School of Science’s commitment to advancing scientific minds, and fostering community interest in the sciences. Through this event, the department is committed to educating students, teachers, and parents about all the career paths possible through computer science.

The School of Science is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in the biological, physical, behavioral and mathematical sciences. The School is dedicated to being a leading resource for interdisciplinary research and science education in support of Indiana's effort to expand and diversify its economy.