This is Computer Science Education Week, and computer science students and faculty from Michigan Tech are bringing the thrill of computer coding to Houghton High School every day. It’s part of a worldwide initiative called Hour of Code, designed to interest young people in computer coding.
Associate Professor Charles Wallace and Lecturer Leo Ureel, along with three of their undergraduate computer science students, are using a program called SketchPad to get teacher Jennifer Rubin’s technology class coding. SketchPad uses a computer language something like Java, Wallace said.
You are invited to come to Houghton High School between 10 and 11 a.m. today or tomorrow to watch the computer science students and faculty from Michigan Tech show high school students how exciting coding can be.
Just go to the Houghton High School office and ask for Jennifer Rubin’s technology class.