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[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 …

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

[28 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Two of our five teams placed 1st and 2nd in the Puget Sound CSTA Programming Contest this past Saturday (April 27th) held at Amazon.com.  William Ballinger assisted by a friend from Nova High School took 2nd Place* in Advanced and Rebecca Wong, Ryan Miller & Franklin Sussman won 1st place in Novice competition.  Please congratulate them when you see them next – they did an outstanding job as did all our Garfield programmers.
There were a total of 43 teams and 100 students at the competition. (All Contest results here).  PSCSTA …

2012 APCS, 2013 Intro to CS, 2013 Spring Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Programming Club, Robotics Club, Uncategorized, Women in Technology Club »

[10 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Below are announcements for camps, classes and ideas to add a little computer science & engineering to your summer.  I get these notices from a variety of universities & groups each spring.  Let me know if you attend any of these and I will pass on your feedback to future students.  And Keep on Coding…
OnLine Resources:

Code.org is a great place to start – has links to a variety of ways to learn about programming and new languages.  Plus a Cool Video on the importance of programming.

Camps & Short Courses:

Free Tech & Career …

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[2 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Summary Report of our Progress!
As we assemble the parts and instructions to build our printer, we will assemble links to the documents, parts and other details here for easy reference.  If you have a suggested addition, email it to Mr. Bergquist
Online Instructions and Guides:

Prusa Mendel Plan details - Visual Assemble Instructions
Wade’s Extruder details - Visual Assembly Instructions
Heated Bed

Hardware:

J-Head Mk IV-B Hot End for 3mm filament (3mm for .5 was suggested) - from MakerFarm ( Build Instructions )
Threaded Rods & Metric Hardware – Tacoma Screw
Smooth Rods and Bearings kit – from eBay
608 Skateboard Bearing: $10 from Amazon.com
Heat Bed from …

2012 APCS, 2013 Spring Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Women in Technology Club »

[8 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Three Garfield students are NCWIT Aspirations in Technology Winners
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 Judy Lin, Laura Watson  & Judy Zhou each received a NCWIT Washington State Affiliate Award for Aspiration in Technology, which were presented at the University of Washington.  Each year only 20 girls in Washington State receives this honor and in the past couple years, more than 10 Garfield Students have won this award.  Laura also won this distinction last year.  …

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

[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

 
 
 
 
The University of Washington is offering several STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math)-focused summer enrichment opportunities this summer.  The links below provide the full details.  Note that there are two classes targeting high school girls.  For class details follow the links below to their website: http://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/ .  Registration is open now!
Computer Programming in Java I (Sessions 1 & 2) — June 17-28 AND July 1-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Computer Programming in Java II — July 15-26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Girls, Computing, and Collaboration — July 29-Aug 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. *
Introduction to Engineering Design and Process …

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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Computer Science Education Week
Outside Activities 2012
These events happen outside of Garfield that you may consider viewing or participating in.  If you have questions, see Mr. Bergquist in 115a.
Friday, Dec 7th: First Robotics FTC Qualifier Competition 4 – 8:15pm at Franklin High School.
Saturday Dec 8th: UW Computer Science Open House 1 – 3pm at Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Details:  http://www.cs.washington.edu/openhouse
Saturday, Dec 15th: PS CSTA Computer Programming Contest, 9am-2:30pm at UW Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. We have 7 teams participating! Details:  http://www.pscsta.org/p/student-programming-contests.html
Sunday, Dec 16th: First Robotics District Competition 8am-5:30pm at King’s High School, …

2012 APCS, 2012 Fall Exploring CS, 2012 Fall Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom »

[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Computer Science Education Week
Activities at Garfield HS 2012
All activities occur in room 115a, our Garfield Computer Science Classroom.  If you would like to attend a presentation during class, see Mr. Bergquist (in 115a) to get a permission slip to be signed by your teacher for that period.  
Monday, Dec 10th (Noon – 12:30pm): Garfield’s Women in Technology meeting, celebrating Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (Dec 9th) – bring your lunch, everyone is welcome! (Wikipedia Page / What is a NanoSecond? Video / Women in Science: Grace Hopper )
Tuesday, Dec 11th (9 – 9:55am): FreakNGenius visits …

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[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Garfield’s Computer Science Education
Week+ Activities, December 2012
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.
Friday, Dec 7th: First Robotics FTC Qualifier Competition 4 – 8:15pm at Franklin High School.
Saturday Dec 8th: UW Computer Science Open House 1 – 3pm at Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Details:  http://www.cs.washington.edu/openhouse
Monday, Dec 10th (Noon – 12:30pm): Garfield’s Women in Technology meeting, celebrating Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (Dec 9th) – bring …

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[11 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Garfield Teams with Ms Martin (right)

Saturday (10th December) Garfield competed in the NWCSTA Programming Competition, and our teams won 1st & 2nd in Advanced as well as 2nd in Novice categories. taking half of the six medals awarded.  We had 26 students compete in our 9 teams and everyone had a great time at the event. The competition was held at UW’s Computer Science building and there were a total of 43 teams from 15 schools from the greater Seattle area.
Besides the competition, the event featured a CS Talk on …