Berkeley EECS
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
2013 CS Education Day

The EECS department, UC Berkeley, will celebrate Computer Science Education Week with a special one-day program for local high school teachers and their students on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 8:30am-3:00pm. Faculty, students and staff in UC Berkeley's computer science community have planned very exciting activities, to inform and inspire all participants about the possibilities of computing for students and teachers. After a personal welcome by our Dean, the day will include demonstrations and interactive labs.

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), designated by the U.S. House of Representatives as the week of Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday, recognizes the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels. The goals of CSEdWeek are to:

  • Raise awareness of the critical role of computing for our global information society
  • Promote efforts to expose students – particularly in grades K-12 – to robust computer science education
  • Highlight the challenges facing computer science education
  • Engage supporters to prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need for the 21st century

The day’s activities are ideally suited for students who are at an introductory programming level and did not attend the previous year’s event (since many of the activities are similar to those we offered in previous years). Registration is now closed. Please check back next year for CS Education Day 2014!

Video - Introduction by Prof. Dan Garcia and Welcome by Prof. David Culler