9:00 am - 2:45 pm
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 4, 2012. 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 last year). Registration is now closed.
Video - Introduction by Prof. Dan Garcia and Welcome by Prof. David Culler
8:30 - 9:00am: Arrival & registration
All teachers are responsible for providing transportation for their students. Those arriving by BART will be met by UC Berkeley staff and students and escorted to the North side of campus to Sibley Auditorium in the Bechtel Engineering Center.
Please plan to arrive at the BART station no later than 8:30am. Those coming directly to campus should plan to arrive at 8:30am.
9:30am: Plenary Session
- Welcome address by our Dean, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Chair David Culler and CS Education Day coordinators
- Faculty presentations
- Award-winning projects from "CS10 : The Beauty and Joy of computing" class
- A "How to make an animated short film in 30 minutes" demo by UCBUGG leaders
- The best student computer animated short films from the last decade
- A complimentary lunch will be provided by the Computer Science Department
12:15pm - 2:45pm: Afternoon Hands-On Interactive Sessions
- Build Your Own Blocks (BYOB) graphical programming activity
- CS Unplugged
- GamesCrafters computational game theory project
For more information, please contact Christopher Hunn