Outreach Programs at SCS

Careers in the so-called “STEM” fields—science, technology, engineering and math—are a major driving force of the 21st century economy. That's why the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University is part of a multi-faceted effort to attract more students to study STEM fields such as computing, information technology and robotics, and to retain those students. Our outreach programs have been developed over more than a decade. They reach across disciplines and into communities across the United States, starting with educational programs for teachers and students in primary school right up into high school. We pay particular attention to encouraging more participation by women and under-represented minorities—not by watering down the lessons, but by giving students the fundamental tools they need to succeed.
ACTIVATE is a series of three free workshops offered for high-school teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the northern Appalachian region surrounding Pittsburgh, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and western Maryland. The workshops will cover computing...
In Adventures in Computing students will explore a range of creative technologies and tackle puzzles and problems -- sometimes involving computers and sometimes unplugged. Students will develop their ideas using web design, programming, robotics, and interactive medias. In the process they will...
Carnegie Mellon will host the Alice Institute for interested high school and college instructors. This Institute will consist of two workshops. The first workshop will be focused on Alice 2.2 and will be held June 19 - June 24. This workshop will explore the Alice 2.2 programming environment as an...
The ARTSI Alliance is an NSF-funded consortium of 17 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and 8 major research universities that encourages students from under-represented groups, particularly African Americans, to pursue advanced training in computer science and robotics. Hampton...
Classroom Salon is a digital environment that transforms individual work like annotations and comments into dynamic communities. It helps teachers, authors and group leaders to gauge perspectives and camps of opinion through aggregation and rich visualizations. Classroom Salon is used by thousands...
CS4Qatar for Students CS4Qatar for Students aims at getting high school students excited about technology and computer science and to introduce them to some basic concepts. It consists of a series of three workshops with rotating themes. For example, the puzzles workshop focuses on the problem-...
This free weekly workshops organized by Women@SCS provides hands-on technology skills to middle school girls. Sessions are taught by graduate and undergraduate students with help from volunteers. This is a drop in program held at Carnegie Mellon -- girls can attend all workshops or those of their...
The Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) program at Carnegie Mellon is a half-week summer workshop to disseminate curriculum modules that high school teachers (teaching primarily AP computer science and introductory programming courses) can implement in the classroom that provide students with...
The Human Development Lab is housed in Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute, a world leader in the design and evaluation of computing technologies in support of human activity and society. We engage in participatory design with stakeholders in underserved communities to...
Leap@CMU (formerly Andrew's Leap) is a summer enrichment program run by the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. All local area high school students are encouraged to apply (and occasional middle school students). Through special classes and guest faculty seminars, students will...

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