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2015 Spring Projects in CS, 2016 Intro to CS, 2016 Spring Projects in CS II, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Technology Clubs »

[24 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

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Seattle Promise (formerly 13th Year) – Free Tuition program at Seattle Central College
13th Year Free Tuition program at Seattle Central College.  All 2019 Garfield Graduates (make sure to sign up if you are planning to graduate this year) are eligible for one year of classes (Fall, Winter & Spring quarters) at Seattle Central College. But to qualify, you must fully register by the deadline is extended to Friday, February 22nd, 2019.  Help is available in the College & Career center after school, and there will be a workshop on …

Beyond the Classroom, Featured »

[28 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) in Engineering Program* supports students from low income backgrounds with a specialized first year curriculum designed to build learning skills and academic preparation.  The goal of STARS is to graduate an increased number of talented students from educationally and economically under-served backgrounds from the UW College of Engineering.  STARS students are still eligible for and strongly encouraged to seek affiliation with and participate in other UW programs (ex: TRIO, SSS, EOP).
The UW is a national leader in educating engineers. Typically students partake in a competitive …

2015 APCS, 2015 Fall Exploring CS, 2015 Fall Projects in CS I, Beyond the Classroom, Women in Technology Club »

[7 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

A Great opportunity for our young women students!
The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) sponsors an award for “Aspirations in Computing” each year.  Deadline is usually end of October/start of Nov, but start early – see instructions below.
You can win $500 cash, a free laptop, and  a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina. And, if you are selected, you also have a chance to win college scholarships.  Your application also enters you in the local Washington State Competition.  Over 12 Garfield students have won in …

Beyond the Classroom, Women in Technology Club »

[7 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

Emily Wong wins NCWIT Aspirations in Technology Washington State Competion
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.  This year Emily Wong received a NCWIT Washington State Affiliate Award for Aspiration in Technology, which were presented at Google in the Spring.  Each year only 20 girls in Washington State receives this honor and in the past few years, more than 10 Garfield Students have won this award.  Please join us in congratulating these great Garfield Students on their accomplishments.  …

2014 APCS, 2015 Spring Intro to CS, 2015 Spring Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Uncategorized »

[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Saturday, June 6th was the annual Paul Allen Computer Challenge (PACC), a contest where students learn about Data Science; this year focusing on improving health and sports performance by analyzing captured bio-metric data.  We had four teams participate, three complete the final project and two of those win 1st and 3rd Place in the Poster Session.  All students did well learning about the evolving important field of Data Science, which drives innovation in everything from health care to consumer experience, from disaster survival to crime investigation.
The winning teams are respectively:
FrizBros: …

2014 Spring Exploring CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured »

[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

 Seattle Mayor, Ed Murray, learns to Code at Garfield HS
For the 2014 Computer Science Education week, we invited Seattle Mayor, Ed Murray to join our Garfield Exploring Computer Science class for the Hour of Code.  Students shared how they are learning programming through the entertaining lessons provided by Code.org: step by step lessons with characters from Frozen, building a Flappy Game, and building Android Apps using our classroom tablets.  Additional students from Projects in CS and our Robotics team showed the Mayor how they are using these skills to create mobile Apps and design automated robots.
The …

2013 APCS, 2013 Fall Intro to CS, 2013 Fall Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Women in Technology Club »

[4 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Friday, December 13th, Noon – 1:30pm (Lunch and 5th Period)
Want to hear from Women working at Amazon.com,
the Institute for Systems Biology and Google?
Join us for a fun luncheon with four women working in bio-engineering research, software development and design.  Hear about their experience in these exciting fields.
Free Pizza provided by Amazon.com
Where: Our Computer Science room 115a
Details To Attend:  You need to fill out the “WIT Luncheon Permission to Participate Form” – copies available in 115a or online linked here .  And get Permission from your 5th Period teacher to be excused …

2013 APCS, 2013 Fall Intro to CS, 2013 Fall Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Uncategorized »

[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Garfield’s Computer Science Education Week+ Activities, December 2013
Note: All events, unless otherwise indicated are in room 115a, our Garfield Computer Science Classroom.  See www.garfieldcs.com for more details or stop by 115a and talk to Mr. Bergquist.
Anytime – Try an Hour of Code “Don’t just play on your phone, program it.” - President Obama
Friday, Dec 6th: First Robotics FTC Qualifier Competition 4 – 8:15pm at Raisbeck School of Aviation, next to the Museum of Flight.  We took 3rd place, check out the details here.
Saturday Dec 7th: UW Computer Science Open House 1 – 5pm …

2013 APCS, 2013 Fall Intro to CS, 2013 Fall Projects in CS, 2014 APCS, 2014 Fall Exploring CS, 2014 Fall Projects in CS I, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Robotics Club, Women in Technology Club »

[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

A Great opportunity for our young women students!
The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) sponsors an award for “Aspirations in Computing” each year.  Deadline for application is Sunday, November 2nd, but start early – see instructions below.
You can win $500 cash, a free laptop, and a trip. And, if you are selected, you also have a chance to win college scholarships.  Your application also enters you in the local Washington State Competition.  Over 10 Garfield students have won in the past two years, receiving a beautiful glass plaque and generous gift bag from local sponsors!
This award …

2012 APCS, 2013 Intro to CS, 2013 Spring Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured »

[2 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

Events at Seattle Center: Sat, June 8th (& 9th) 10am – 6pm:

Science Expo Day Sat 8th only – Free!  Science EXPO Day is a festive, one-day event featuring over 150 booths, activities, demonstrations, and performances that celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and show how integral they are to the region’s culture and prosperity.
Seattle Mini Makers Faire! Sat & Sun 8th & 9th (poster) cost: 15 and younger free, $8 for students ($10 day of) – See Mr. Bergquist for 25% off Discount code.  Come to the Seattle Mini Maker Faire, and you …