This year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House Student App Challenge.” This new challenge is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Established by Members of the U.S.
Leap@CMU is an exciting summer program at Carnegie Mellon University. Leap@CMU (formerly Andrew's Leap) is a summer enrichment program run by the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science since 1991. Students attend faculty presentations, interact with notable scientists, visit leading-edge local companies and dive into their own projects. Participants emerge with a vivid overview of computer science and math.
As a recipient of the 2013-2014 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, you and your family are invited to join other winners for the award ceremony and dinner at ASU downtown Tempe. Our speakers this year are Ruthe Farmer, Director of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Dr. Ron Askin, Director of the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, and Dr. James Collofello, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs.
The VA/DC Celebration of NCWIT Aspiration Winners will be held on Saturday, March 15 2014 at Virginia Commonwealth University starting at 11:15AM.
The Awards presentation will occur at 1:30PM.
The address is:
Engineering West Hall Lobby
601 West Main Street
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will award up to three $2500 scholarships annually to NCWIT Aspirations Award winners who attend Purdue and plan to major in Electrical or Computer Engineering. The scholarships are renewable and can be received up to a maximum of 8 semesters so long as recipients remain in ECE and continue to meet the established academic eligibility criteria.
Applicants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Deadline to apply is March 1.
The “House App Challenge” is open to all high school students in participating districts. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM Eastern Standard Time on FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014, and 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time on APRIL 30TH, 2014, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.
To kick off the OGPC season, TechStart will host a state-wide Game Jam! A Game Jam is a one-day event that will provide high-school and middle-school students an opportunity to create a design document and paper prototype of a game based on the team’s chosen theme. Working with industry mentors, students will learn the basics of team communication, translation of abstract ideas into concrete plans, rapid paper-prototyping of their designs, pitching their projects, and professional networking.