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Computer Science

WHPS believes in computer science for all

We believe computer science is a foundational skill possessing the power to promote collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and student engagement. CS Education is a topic that is larger than a single technological skill; it is an equalizer that provides student voice and agency. Consequently, we view computer science as essential for all students and equity is a vital component of our vision. 

The following videos feature Conard and Hall High School students and alumni to help you understand more about computer science.

What is Computer Science
and Why Should I Study It?

CS is Everywhere!

 

Helpful Resources:

Clubs & Special Events

 

Team CS 

 

CS and Equity

 

Family Resources

 

Student Resources

 

Teacher Resources

 

Upcoming Opportunities!

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Tallan's Women in STEM Scholarship is a program for high school aged women in Connecticut created in an effort to support the growth of females in pursuit of collegiate STEM educations.

All you need is a great idea. In exchange, the winner receives an enterprise grade laptop setup and ready to support your STEM adventures.

Check out this website for more information about how to apply: https://info.tallan.com/tallan-scholarship.

Applications are due June 3.
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SPARK is a four-week summer program where 6th-10th grade students participate in five days of engineering projects, social and academic workshops, guest speaker sessions with female professional engineers, fun social activities, and more. SPARK is run through UConn's Engineering Diversity & Outreach Center (VII), and all of the camp content is thoughtfully created by our team of UConn women engineering students, who are also the counselors for the camp. Students can sign up for any number of weeks of camp, which will be conducted in person this summer. 

While SPARK is an engineering camp, our mission also encapsulates the importance of creating a supportive and empowering community between our attendees, UConn students, and industry professionals. Since this is a program run by females, for females, we have the unique opportunity to connect and learn from each other's experiences in a field that is in need of female representation. Additionally, we pride ourselves on making SPARK accessible for young female students of all racial and ethnic identities, regardless of financial status. Our camp has a fee of $995 per week/session, however, we can meet financial needs. 

The themes and dates for our four weeks of camp are as follows:

Week 1: Coding the Future: Escaping the Multiverse (July 10 - July 16)

Week 2: Operation Atlantis: Reviving the Lost City (July 17 - July 23)

Week 3: Tropical Troubles: Engineering Survival Guide (July 24 - July 30)

Week 4: Captain's Log: Engineering Out of this World (July 31 - August 6)

Attached, please find a flyer for camp that includes descriptions of each week and additional program details. More information including our application is available at https://inclusion.engr.uconn.edu/spark/

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Tallan's Women in STEM Scholarship is a program for high school aged women in Connecticut created in an effort to support the growth of females in pursuit of collegiate STEM educations.

All you need is a great idea. In exchange, the winner receives an enterprise grade laptop setup and ready to support your STEM adventures.

Check out this website for more information about how to apply: https://info.tallan.com/tallan-scholarship.

Applications are due June 3.
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Overview

This course will be an independent study course with three synchronous sessions. Participants are expected to complete six learning modules, including one project using Python in DataCamp. Participants will learn how to apply data science techniques to address security-related issues, such as anomaly detection, fraud detection, and password security. Cloud-based hands-on labs, assignments, and presentation will be required. Participants will receive a course completion certificate upon the successful completion of the course.

Details

To register for the course, you are required to be 1) a US citizen or permanent resident, and 2) a current faculty member, instructor/adjunct, or graduate/doctoral student with an interest of teaching. Priority Registration is given to those individuals who are a faculty member in a CAE-C institution. To register, please click the below link and provide your name, email, employment, institution, and citizenship status. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the course if you are eligible and among the first twenty registrants. 

Course Registration link: https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BV0Dc4C5QT8mwu

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    For more information, reach out!

    Jacqueline Corricelli

    Computer Science Curriculum Specialist, PreK-12, Conard Math & CS Teacher