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.
Let's Go Lab is a research project on speech interfaces and dialog systems conducted by researchers from the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. Funding for Let's Go Lab comes from the U.S. National Science Foundation. The objective of the Let...
This olympiad is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving the problems, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary. Professionals in linguistics...
This 3 day workshop is research focused and provides opportunities for undergraduate women from the USA and around the globe to work on exploratory problems in teams led by researchers from industry and academia. Participants are able to: meet others who share their curiosity and interest in...
The School of Computer Science Outreach Roadshow is a presentation aimed at broadening understanding of Computer Science and diversifying the images of the field and the people in it. The Roadshow, developed by Women@SCS, introduces children, teachers and parents to computational thinking and the...
Project LISTEN (Literacy Innovation that Speech Technology Enables) is an inter-disciplinary research project at Carnegie Mellon University to develop a novel tool to improve literacy; an automated Reading Tutor that displays stories on a computer screen, and listens to children read aloud. To...
In keeping with CMU’s mission as an academic leader, NREC also operates fun, educational outreach programs for young people. The Robotics Academy involves students, grades 5 through 12, in a wide variety of projects – such as building small robots – which helps kids learn principles of math,...
The Robotics Education Lab is a central resource to support courses and individual projects. Equipment includes manipulators, mobile robots, electronics...
Women@SCS is a professional organization of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. We work to create, encourage, and support academic, social and professional opportunities for women in computer science...and to promote the...

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