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    “Hour of Code” Brings Computer Programming to Houghton High School

    Hour of CodeThis 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.

    Laura Brown and High Performance Computing

    Laura Brown
    Laura Brown

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Laura Brown’s research is centered broadly on the application and design of methods in artificial intelligence and machine learning. This work spans from the theoretical design of algorithms for feature selection and learning Bayesian networks, to the application of methods across domains including clinical healthcare, biomedicine, power distribution networks, electric microgrids, and computer systems research.

    Read more at Michigan Tech’s Research in Computing & Visualization.


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