June 13-14, 2013, 8:30am-4:30pm
This two-day workshop introduced computer science and coding to high school students and high school teachers who are interested in learning about computer science. The workshop included a special session for the teachers to prepare them with some strategies for introducing and teaching coding to their students.
The students built apps for Android phones using the AppInventor visual block language as well as wrote programs using the Processing language.
Twenty two high school students and five teachers participated in the workshop. It was held in the recently built Computer Science tutoring center in the Engineering building (with help of matching funds in the IGEM grant from State of Idaho). The faculty running the workshop included Alark Joshi, Tim Andersen, Amit Jain, Jyh-haw Yeh and Louis Nadelson. It was sponsored by the Boise State Concurrent Enrollment program.