Back to BASICs: Computer help group has new name, same drive to help build skills HOUGHTON?- It’s an hour before the Portage Lake District Library opens, but if you enter through the side door, you’ll see a group of Tech students and community members already hard at work. They bow over smartphones, tablets and laptops, . . .
Associate Professor Charles Wallace (CS) testified Friday before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce about a digital literacy program for seniors, Online at the Library, led by Wallace and Michigan Tech students. The hearing dealt with how to protect seniors from hacker fraud. Online at the . . .
Twenty school teachers from across Michigan will be at Michigan Tech for a three-day workshop Monday through Wednesday. The workshop, called CS4all, will help teachers learn to integrate computer science and computational thinking into their classrooms. Sponsored by grants from Google, the workshop is the first step toward establishing an online “community of practice” to . . .
Prof. Charles Wallace was invited to the White House Conference on Aging because of his Breaking Digital Barriers project and the ongoing outreach to research, understand, and help bridge the technology gap experienced by older Americans. Wallace is participating on the Technology and the Future of Aging panel, which begins at 3:50pm July 13, 2015. . . .
Charles Wallace (CS) is the principal investigator on a research and development project that has received a $218,735 grant from the National Science Foundation. The title of the project is Agile Communicators: Preparing Students for Communication-Intensive Software Development through Inquiry, Critique and Reflection. Also involved with the project are Leo Ureel (CS) and Shreya Kumar . . .
Leo C. Ureel II was awarded a $35,000 Google CS4HS grant, along with co-PIs Charles Wallace and Linda Ott. The purpose of the grant is to establish a U.P.-wide Community of Practice for K-12 computer teachers. The group will be kicking-off the project with a workshop at Michigan Tech in August.