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Garfield "Hunt the Wumpus" Teams 2018

Garfield Computer Class are now in Schoology.

Garfield Computer Science & Tech Outside EVENTS*, talk to your folks before participating:
Future Events & Opportunities:
PLU HS Programming Contest
, Saturday Feb 1st at PLU – details & registration linked here
- Seattle Promise – 2 Year Free Tuition program at Seattle Colleges, graduating seniors can apply for 2 years paid Seattle College tuition; initial deadlines for applications are Saturday, Feb 15th. You can check in the College and Career Center for more details and assistance. Details linked here.
CodeDay Seattle, 24 hour Hack-A-Thon* is noon Saturday – noon Sunday, Feb 22nd – 23rd.  Check with your folks and register now, it frequently sells out.  See Mr. Bergquist for a discount code or scholarship.

- Additional Computer Science Opportunities and Resources to consider

* Starred Events are not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating in them

Past Event 208-19:

Mercer Island Programming Contest* – Sat. Nov 9th  – Register Now!!
#BuiltByGirls* – Girls can get an industry Tech Career Advisor (deadline May 28th). A great opportunity.
Team Tech Challenge* for 11th graders (who will be seniors next year) at Museum of Flight this summer, July 30 – August 1st.  Top Team Wins $250 per member!  You can find more details in this flyerand Register here
Space Suit Design Challenge* at Museum of Flight, Galaxy division ages 14-17.  Your Entry packet is due May 31st and top 15 Fashion Show on July 19th!  Check out details today

Garfield Tech Internship Survey If you apply for any Tech Internships, please complete our (linked here) form, so we can better support you and track them in our records.  Thanks.
T-Mobile Summer Internships* for Seniors: Applications are open for the T-Mobile Summer Internship, you can find details on this linked page. The head of HR has asked Mr. Bergquist & Mr. Rossman to gather resumes as well for students interested, which we will send directly to her.  Make sure to also apply online which requires a Resume, so they have all your contact information and details.  Requirements: 18 years old, graduating from high school, able to commute to their Bellevue offices, and enrolled in a full time university majoring in a tech field for the fall.  If you need assistance on your Resume, you can stop by afterschool on Tuesday & Thursdays to work with Ms. Julie or talk to me.  I do not see a deadline, which means that as soon as they find enough candidates they will close the application.  Feel free to include Mr. Bergquist or Mr. Rossman as a reference, if you have been in our class or program.
PSCSTA Programming Contest* registration open, Monday March 18th!  The contest is April 2oth, the Saturday after Spring break, at Microsoft in Redmond.  Form a team of three students and sign up now – link here!  Please let Mr. Bergquist you are signing up.  And you can win $50 and free admittance by creating a winning T-Shirt Design for the contest, details here!!
CTE “GET Real!” Video Challenge, win up to $250 for your STEM Team or Club, detail here.  Deadline April 30th, 2019.
Seattle Skills Center Summer Program Registration is Open! Sign up to take a summer class in a variety of areas from Computer Animation to Aerospace, Medical to Maritime, Culinary to Construction and a brand new one’s like Introduction to Virtual Reality. Program Details are online here, and fill out its online registration form here. Some classes fill up quickly, like the Intro to Computer Animation (Cyber Camp) & VR, so talk to your folks and sign up today!.

Generation Google $10,000 Scholarship* – for seniors intending to major in a computer field, deadline moved ou to March 25th, see details and application linked here.
UW STARS in Engineering* great local opportunity for students qualifying for Washington State Need Grant for direct admittance to UW CS & Engineering schools. Click here for more details (deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019)
- BAM (Blacks At Microsoft) Minority Student Day* (BMSD) is Friday, March 15th, 2019
 - tell Mr. Bergquist right away if you are interested in attending, we need to reserves spots now!  Meet professionals and be inspired.  It’s being coordinated by Mr. Rossman in Y-Scholars 115e.
Mercer Island Programming Contest* - this Saturday, March 16th, registration is open till Friday!  Sign up here. Warm up for the PSCSTA Programming Contest in April, link below…
Tune House presents “You Can’t Be What You Can’t See”* Friday March 8th for Women’s History Month presentation of diverse STEM professionals at Tune, Inc, downtown Seattle.  The event will feature a keynote speaker, lightning talks followed by interactive discussion, heavy appetizers, and beverages. Sign up at: http://tunehouseevents.splashthat.com/
- Startup KickOff* Saturday, March 9th at the Seattle Public Library 10am – 3pm - Teens experience creating their own Start Up project by brainstorming, refining and then Pitching their ideas to local business leaders – Free, but you need to register at: https://startupkickoff-03092019.eventbrite.com (See Mr. Bergquist or poster in 115a for the “Use Code”)
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarships*, you can earn up to $10,000 each year. Deadline March 12th.  Details and Application here.
CodeDay Feb 16-17*, 2019, click here for details and sign up for announcements.
Expedia High School Summer Apprenticeship* – Software Development for seniors & juniors, details in LinkedIn linked here.  Paid 8 week internship in Seattle offices. Applications are due Saturday, Feb. 9th, 2019

Amazon Future Engineers Scholarship* - seniors can get up to $10,000 if you complete AP CS and are planning on attending a 4-year college and study a computer science (computer engineering, cs, or related major). Deadline has been extended till Jan 31st, and requires your teacher recommendation is submitted before you submit your application.  Talk to Mr. Bergquist for your AP CS recommendation, I can obtain your transcript but need to know any “any unique or special circumstances” you are including in the application process to be complete.

Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) $2000 Scholarships*, seniors only. Application Due March 5th at 5pm (not sure what time zone, so get it in by March 4th).

PLU High School Programming conteston Saturday, February 2nd. Registration will open early January (most likely Monday, January 7th). Information about the contest can be found at  https://www.plu.edu/computer-science/hs-prog-contest/
NEW: Seattle Promise – Free Tuition program at Seattle Central College for all Garfield HS graduating seniors - deadline is extended to Friday, February 22. - see full details on this page. ALL Garfield Seniors should sign up, it’s a great fail-safe for college. Thanks!
- NEW: NWAPW – Summer High School Computer Workshop at PSU* - work on projects you design with other high school students in this 3 week program at Portland State University (July 15 – August 2nd). Review details here, and talk to Mr. Bergquist if you are interested to get an invitation.
- NEW: Western AeroSpace Scholars* (SWAS) for Sophomores (only)  interested in Space – a two-part program where students complete lessons on the science of space and the history of human space travel to qualify to participate in a 3-day summer experience.  Details and registration form linked here. Deadline Friday, Feb 15th.
NEW: Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship* for “Black seniors, with a 3.3 or higher GPA, with financial need, who plan to attend a 4-year college, and pursue a degree in the technology field”.  Application Deadline March 8th, 2019.   Detail & Application here.
Mercer Island Programming Contest* – Saturday Oct 2oth, 2018 – Register Now!!

National Center for Women in Technology’s Aspirations in Computer Science Applications* are open, deadline November 5, 2018 (by 8pm PST) Discuss how you would like to use technology to make our world a better place to win awards locally as well as nationally.  Details Here.
CodeDay Seattle, 24 hour Hack-A-Thon* is noon Saturday – noon Sunday, Nov 10 – 11th.  Check with your folks and register now, it frequently sells out.  See Mr. Bergquist for a discount code or scholarship.-  Seeing Women In Space*
 at Museum of Flight, Sat Oct 13th 5 – 7pm. “Ladies to Launch” Expert Panel will speak to the role women are playing and will continue to play in this future preceded by an Episode of Lost In Space. (Video) Ask your folks and then Register Here.

Garfield “Hunt the Wumpus” Teams 2018


CodeDay Seattle Winners May 2018

Garfield Robotics Team 4042, Non-standard Deviations, went to State, then West Regionals and WORLDS this year, Winning 1st in Control and the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award along the way!!  We won the Control Award at Inter-League competition and our Inspire Award ranking earned us a slot to go to State!!  And then we won the Rockwell Collins Inspire Award at both Washington State and the West Super Regionals (12 States+), and went on to compete at Worlds in Houston Texas!! Bestest we  have ever done.  Big Congratulations to all of Garfield Robotics. Check out GarfieldRobotics.com

Our 2018 CS Education Week, Dec 1st – 9th, 2018:
2019 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition* at Museum of Flight, Sat February 9th. You must register by January 15 - Details & Registration here.
Teen Action Fair, Sat March 23th
ARE ANY CLUBS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING? We must apply by Jan 11th.  Check out the instructions in this presentation and talk to Mr. Bergquist
Facebook University/Summer Internship* New opportunity for College students planning on studying CS.  Application due Monday, Dec 3rd. (sorry not for high school students)
- T-Mobile Innovation Lab & Career Exploration Field Trip: Tuesday, December 4th, see Mr. Aytes, Mr. Fell or Mr. Bergquist for permission slip and more details.  Brought to you by Washington Alliance for Better Schools & T-Mobile.  Coming soon, Post T-Mobile Trip Survey (for teacher select Mr. Aytes): TBD Thanks.
Microsoft Halo Studio 343 visit to Garfield during Advisory on Monday, Dec 3rd.  Sign up in the College & Career Center. Presentation Opportunities and Resources.
+ Hour of Code, try it yourself or show it to a friend at https://csedweek.org/learn
+ Great Women in Computing Birthdays: Dec 9th Grace Hopper & Dec 10th Ada Lovelace, see links for more info!
UW Computing Open House, Sat, Dec 1st* Hands-on activities and cutting edge demos will show you what computing is all about, from UW students, staff and local companies. At the UW Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering 1-5pm, parking is free after noon on campus. Learn More and Register here.
Building the Future*: Sat, Dec 1st Learning about Civil & Environmental Engineering at UW Lowe Hall 10am – 2pm. Register Here


Mourning the Loss of Paul Allen - his generosity to Seattle and local Computer Science was remarkable.


SPS Network Use Agreement must be obeyed while using the Garfield Computer Lab and other computers.

MS Office 365 free for all Garfield Students from SPS.
Office 365 details here.
Office Pro Plus details here.
- And OneDrive details here.

Mr. Bergquist’s Advice to his students, especially seniors: 6 Slides


Recent Past Events 2017-2018 School year:

Don’t have a summer internship?  Make something with the help of CodeLabs*, from our friends at CodeDay and Student RND:  https://codelabs.srnd.org/ *
UW Engineering and CS programs for high school students – check out the list
Tech Out*, May 5th at UW - Inviting girls to learn about engineering and technology, details and registration linked here*. Sponsored by Amazon.com & UW.
- Microsoft Summer Internships & BootCamp,
 applications due March 31st.  See Mr. Bergquist about an opportunity to visit MS for a tour and help with applications, Friday Feb 16th – more details coming soon (in class).  Application details here [NOTE: you must be available to work full-time for 10 consecutive weeks (June 25 - August 31, 2018) or attend the 3 day workshop]
- SPS Summer Intro Career Classes sign up is OPEN, first come first served.  You can do introduction classes in a a wide variety of career areas including Computer Animation (Cyber Camp), Video Production, Culinary Arts & Aerospace.  Check it out now and sign up right away (with your folks permission).
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion programOpen to current 10th & 11th graders (rising 11th & 12th).  Early acceptance application deadline is Feb 16th, and the final deadline is March 16th.  Apply here &  details here.
Spanish & Teach Coding in Oaxaca*Aug 5-11 – 7 day volunteer service and experiential camp focusing on teaching coding to poor youth; cost $3500 details here.
2018 Engineer Girl Writing contest*, online submission by 9pm (PST) Feb 1st, more details here.
PLU Programming Contest*, Sat Feb 10th at Pacific Lutheran University.  Register today ($15/student or $30/team).
CodeDay Seattle Hack-a-thon*, Sat Feb 17-18th at Tune Kitchen Belltown.  Registration sells out fast to check with your parents and then sign up soon.  See Mr. Bergquist for our Garfield Discount code. Register today ($10 earlybird).
Payscale’s Annual Women in STEM Scholarship*, close Jan. 31st 2018
13th Year Free Tuition program at Seattle Central College.  All Garfield Graduates are eligible for a year of classes at SCC, but registration steps (details here) - deadline extended to Friday, Feb 9th, 2018.  Help is available in the College & Career center.
Amazon Future Engineer* (summer internships, most all for college students)
Amazon.com/UW City of the Future, Built for you* – for 11th and 12th graders, an overnight workshop, Fri & Sat. Nov. 10 & 11th for those interested in Technology, Architecture & Real Estate. Registration must be in by the Thursday, Oct 19th, please let Mr. Bergquist or Mr. Fell know if you are interested:  Talk to your folks and register!
Mercer Island Programming Contest* – Saturday Oct 21st, 2017 – Register Now!!
CodeDay.org 24 hour Hack-a-Thon*, Sat – Sun, Nov 11 & 12th at Tune, Inc. downtown Seattle.
National Center for Women in IT’s (NCWIT) Aspirations In Computing (AiC) contest* – deadline Monday, November 6, 2017
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM Project Challenge* – initial (teacher) application deadline November 9, 2017.

Garfield Robotics took First Place at the Ritchie League Competition, Saturday, Nov 19th.  A great way to start the year.  See more details on our new Dawgbotics Webpages.
Team of Dawgbotics Robotics members took first place at the Microsoft Robo-Cup Hackathonthis summer at Garfield!

+ We had two finalists in the Youth Apps Challenge* click here to find details!

Archive of previous Year’s Events, prior to 2017… linked here.

Snowman!    AfG Trial Notes SPS Computer Programming 110201 2015 - Teacher Only Reference. Building & updating a successful CTE program - SSC Presentation Fall 2015 (2014 Version)