Building a community
community outreach student team.
- Build a community of CICS students who are passionate about outreach.
- Work with educators (K-12 and undergrad) to understand their CS support needs.
- Provide opportunities for CICS students to develop effective communication and teaching skills.
- Connect CICS students with outreach programs in the area offering opportunities for mentors.
- Educate the broader community with CS topics.
- Robotics lab tour for 4H summer youth event. [June 2019]
- Minecraft workshop at Liberty Elementary School. [December 2019]
- “Why Graduate School?” informatory session for 5 college undergrads. [September 2020]
- Virtual “Why Computer Science?” workshop at Pope Francis Preparatory High School. [November 2020]
- Virtual “Why Computer Science?” workshop at Pope Francis Preparatory High School.[December 2020]
- Virtual "Why CS?" presentation for 6th Graders at Glenwood Intermediate School.[March 2021]
- Virtual "Programming in the Real World Guest Lecture" at Watertown High School.[March 2021]
- Virtual "AI Guest Lectures" at Frontier School.[April 2021]
- Virtual "AP CS Support" at University Park Campus School.[April 2021]
- Virtual "Why CS?" presentation for High Schoolers at Watertown High School.[April 2021]
- Virtual "Zoom Basics I and II for elders" at Amherst Neighbors.[April 2021]
- Virtual "Career opportunities with CS" at Minnechaug Regional High School.[May 2021]
- "Massenberg Dip Into Data Workshop": Where volunteers helped high schoolers go through an interactive data science notebook.[3 day workshop]
- "LEAP:" Opportunity for grad student volunteers to teach at an elementary school.
- "AN Fall Festival:" Tech support for a large virtual meeting.
- "Girls Inc:" Block coding workshop for middle-high schoolers.
- "DLCS:" Volunteers mentor high schoolers on how to use Foldit (a biochemistry computer game). The high school students will then hold workshops for middle schoolers.