“Explore Computer Science”

FREE EXPO event for general public

sponsored by

Computer Science dept. of UT Dallas

9:30am to 5pm on Saturday, Dec 14

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If you want to post a flyer at your school/workplace, use this one: Flyer. Thanks!

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This event is part of week-long celebration of CS Education Week (Dec 9-15, 2013). We would like to invite Dallas area families to UT Dallas Campus on Saturday, December 14th to learn what Computer Science is all about & why the children should consider college education in Computer Science. Guests can come any time between 10am to 5pm & spend as little as 1/2 hour to review a few demos, OR you can stay as long as they want to explore all the tools, attend a few talks or complete “An Hour of Code” self-paced tutorial in a CS lab!

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Demos (10 am to 5 pm):

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Demos will start every 15 minutes – first demo @ 10:30am after inauguration (So, demos will start 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past every hour). Each demo will last for 10 minutes – please do not enter/exit the rooms when the demo is going ON. We will open the doors for 5 minutes so that participants can switch rooms, then we will close the doors again to start the next demo! Thanks in advance for your coooperation!!

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Room #

Recommendation

Demo at

XX:00 and XX:30

Demo at

XX:15 and XX:45

ECSS 2.415

Everyone!

Scratch

Logo

ECSS 2.412

Middle school & up

Alice

JavaScript

ECSS 2.410

Advanced level

Greenfoot IDE

Alice->Java

ECSS 2.203

Everyone!

Finch Robots

Scribbler Robots

ECSS 2.201

Middle school & up

MIT App Inventor

Android App Dev

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10 minute talks throughout the day:

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9:30 am

Light Breakfast in front of TI auditorium

 

10 am

Inauguration by special guest

Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka

10:30 am

CS degree is more valuable than ever!

Dr. Gopal Gupta, CS department head

11 am

Workshops, Clubs and Summer Camps for school students

Dr. Jey Veerasamy, Director of CS Outreach 

11:30 am

Admission to Computer Science undergraduate program

Dr. Simeon Ntafos, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

12 noon

Views of High School CS Teacher

Mr. Henry Vo, Richardson High School

12:30 pm

Future of Mobile App industry

Mr. Justin Ehlert, UTD student & founder of Jump Space Apps

1 pm

CS^2 Honors program @ UT Dallas

Dr. Ivor Page, Professor of CS

1:30 pm

Programming Competitions

Dr. Ivor Page, Professor of CS

2 pm

How is Game development different?

Dr. Jey Veerasamy, Director of CS Outreach 

2:15 pm

Snacks in front of TI auditorium

 

2:30 pm

Internship programs in Computer Science

Mr. Jerry Alexander, Assistant Dean for Student Development

3 pm

Workshops, Clubs and Summer Camps for school students

Dr. Jey Veerasamy, Director of CS Outreach

3:30 pm

Why did I select Computer Science?

Ms. Stephanie Greene, UTD CS student (graduating this week!)

4 pm

CS degree is more valuable than ever!

Dr. Gopal Gupta, CS department head

4:30 pm Demo of mobile apps developed by high school student Mr. Riley Testut, Richardson High School student & intern at Bottle Rocket Apps

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Light breakfast and snacks will be provided until we run out of supplies :-)

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An hour of code in CS labs: Participants are welcome to use CS lab to complete “an hour of code” in CS lab ECSS 2.103 any time between 10:30 am and 5 pm, or you can do it at home later. Go to http://csedweek.org/learn to access them.

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Self-guided tour of campus: We will have tour-guide pamphlet available in front of TI auditorium, along with flyers about the upcoming Outreach programs, information about UT Dallas and Erik Jonsson School, etc.

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Directions: Use the address “902 Drive A, Richardson, TX 75080″ for your driving directions. Waterview Pkwy is the least confusing way to enter UT Dallas campus. Enter Drive A, then take left into Drive H at the STOP sign. Lot I and H will be on your right side. Lot I is the closest parking lot for ECSS building. There will NOT be parking enforcement in GREEN colored parking spaces during the weekends. So, parking pass is NOT required to park your vehicle in Green colored parking spaces. Please do NOT park in any other colored parking space – you will be ticketed if you do so!

You can walk past Clark Center building to reach ECS-South building (ECSS building is right in the middle, at the corner of Drive A and Rutford Ave). If you have not visited our campus recently, visit www.utdallas.edu/maps to familiarize yourself. All the demos and talks will be in ECS-South (ECSS) building.  

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