Are you looking for more outreach opportunities related to computer science and engineering? Look no further! Listed below are all of the exciting projects the members of the CS Education Club are working on this semester.
Meet Your Professor Series
What it is: Want to get to know your professors better? This series provides students with the opportunity to learn about their professors and teaching faculty. Students will be able to ask the faculty questions about anything ranging from how they achieved their position, what makes them an effective teacher, what research they conduct, and more!
Contact: Steph Milani (email@example.com) for more information.
High School Visits
- What it is: While access to computer science education is growing, many students who enjoy coding do not see computer science as a future career option. The high school visiting program is a bi-weekly occurrence where UMBC students visit a Maryland high school and present the many opportunities offered by a career in computer science. High school students have the opportunity to ask questions and talk about their college plans and class/major decisions with UMBC volunteers.
- Contact: Caroline Kery (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and volunteer opportunities.
- What it is: Ever think about what it would be like if you were introduced to computer science concepts at a younger age? This program is designed to give middle school students a head start by teaching them the fundamentals of computer science through a fun, game-building project. To accomplish this goal, each student is assigned a mentor from UMBC, who works with them to complete their project using Scratch.
Volunteers may also get this service noted on their transcript through PRAC 096, or HONR 390 for students in the Honors College.
Transportation is provided.
- Commitment level: We meet from 2:15 - 4:00 every Tuesday and Thursday. If you have class that ends at 2:15, it is no problem!
- Contact: Max Poole (email@example.com) for more information and volunteer opportunities.
- What it is: Want to practice your teaching skills in a low-stakes environment? Passionate about a topic that relates to computer science and want to share it with others? This new series is intended for club members to gain experience leading a classroom, as well as explaining and communicating their ideas, by conducting a workshop in a topic of their choice. Possible topics can range from a discussion about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, to how to be better allies to underrepresented minorities in computer science, to a hands-on activity on the basics of using emacs!
- Contact: Ashley Funai (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to propose a workshop idea.
- What it is: Interested
in developing your leadership skills, but aren't sure where to start?
Have an idea for an event, but don't know how to make it a reality? This
semester, the CS Education Club officers will be mentoring next year's
leaders of the club. New leaders will expand their network both inside
and outside of UMBC, learn how to be effective leaders through
experience, and more!
- Contact: Steph Milani (email@example.com) for more information and/or fill out this form to apply!