Atlanta hosted 300 computing professionals, students, and faculty for the STARS Celebration Conference August 15-17, 2013, and ECEP leaders were there to share strategies with the STARS Leadership Corp students who reach out to engage more young people in computing in their regions across the country. Barbara Ericson, ECEP co-PI at GeorgiaTech, led three sessions: Effective Outreach Using App Inventor to Create Android Apps; How to Run a Scratch Competition; and Project Rise Up 4 CS. Abstracts and links to presentation materials are available here. Holly Yanco and Adam Norton of UMass Lowell led a workshop on Artbotics Using LEGO Mindstorms NXT. The presentation and more information about Artbotics is available at here. STARS Computing Corps is a national community of regional partnerships that supports student-led engagement as a means to broaden participation in computing. ECEP is pleased to have STARS as a partner organization. For more information about STARS click here.
Monday, September 9, 2013