National Computer Science Week at Garfield High School

posted by: Mr. Bergquist 2 December 2011 No Comment

Computer Science Ed Week

Dec 4-10th is National Computer Science Education Week and we have several exciting events to celebrate, most events held in our CS Lab room 115a.

Sunday: our Garfield Dawgbotics team will be competing in the qualifying First Robotics trials in Olympia.  Go Dawgbots!!  We will report our results.

Monday at noon (Room 115a): the Women in Technology Club meets in the Computer Science Lab, room 115a, to discuss relevant technical innovation and the expanding opportunities for women in the technical field.  Bring your lunch and join in the conversation in room 115a.

Tuesday at 2:30pm (Room 115a): Computer Science Open House that will feature projects built by Garfield students including a variety of computer games, cell phone applications, a physics simulator, and a prototype of a program to play musical instruments with your body using an X-Box Kinect.  Snacks will be served.  Stop by the Computer Science Lab in room 115a from 2:30 till 4pm on Tuesday and discover the different ways you can get involved in computer science here at Garfield and join our Programming Club.

Thursday at noon (Room 115a): Ms. Martin from the University of Washington will share the variety of computer research projects going on at the UW and visit with her former students.  Bring your lunch to the Computer Science Lab in room 115 Thursday to say hi and find out more about programs at the University of Washington.

Saturday December  10th (UW, CompSci building) the NWCSTA Programming Competition at the University of Washington.  Garfield returns with several teams to defend our winning record.  Contact Mr. Bergquist in 115a if you are interested in competing.  See our victorious results here.

The following Monday, December 12th at 11:35am (Room 115a): Programing
X-Box Kinects
to make your own game and interactive applications.  Bring your lunch at 11:35am to the Computer Science Lab, room 115, and see how you can get in the game and create them yourself.

For more details or questions, contact Mr Bergquist in Room 115a / 206-252-2424 / embergquist@seattleschools.org

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