College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Computer Science Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Computer Science

Date

6-2022

Primary Advisor

Zoe Wood, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering Department

Abstract/Summary

This outreach program activity was designed to increase interest in the field of Computer Science within students in middle and high school. It focuses on some of the basic concepts of programming, like Strings, Integers and printing to the screen as it was designed to be an introduction for those students who had little to no previous programming history. This activity was tested with a smaller group of high school Algebra 1 students, most of whom did not have any prior programming knowledge. It ultimately fulfilled its goal as a survey that was conducted at the end of the activity found that some of the students who had no prior CS history felt they were more interested in taking classes in the Computer Science field.

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