Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln Park Middle School’

Last Day of Volunteering

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Today marked the conclusion of a program whose planning was set in motion over a year ago! This program, a partnership I established with Lincoln Park Middle School and Google IgniteCS, involved bringing Computer Science basics to Middle School students. Starting early February 2018, I collaborated with two of my friends, who are also CIS students, and we traveled to LPMS on Wednesdays including Community Day. All in all, we hosted 6 different workshops and enjoyed the time we spent with the kids. Earlier today, we graduated the kids from our program and I was quite overwhelmed.

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Volunteering at Lincoln Park

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Yesterday, two other students and I volunteered at Lincoln Park Middle School where we led two sessions with a mix of 8th grade students. The first session was a Q&A and the students asked questions about computer science, college, and careers. Some of the questions asked were: (more…)

First Day of Igniting CS in Duluth!!

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Today, I officially launched a program I designed a year or so ago to introduce young Duluthians at Lincoln Park Middle School to Computer Science. I co-led the first session with Daniela M., a Computer Info. Systems and Finance major in her second year at CSS. Both Dani and I did not know what to expect and were very glad that the program went well and the kids were excited about the opportunity. We will be volunteering again next week and for three or four more sessions after! If you are a student interested in opportunities that may not be available on campus, there are many ways to get the support of faculty and other members of the college to pursue your goals. I am thankful for the contributions and opportunities that have come with this program and am looking forward to many exciting sessions ahead!

Code in Duluth

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Today, I met with a representative from Lincoln Park Middle School to discuss and plan on initiating a program to help get more kids interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) and introduce them to Computer Science. I am excited about the possibilities ahead and the impact this work might have on the lives of not just one but several young Duluthians. I have been working on this project for almost a year now and look forward to finally implementing it!

Hour of Code + Family Fun Night

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

On Friday, I made my first visit to Lincoln Park Middle School where they were hosting a Family Fun Night(kids bring their parents or guardians for dinner at the school) and all could participate in a coding activity that I was helping with. Hour of Code is a nationwide initiative promoting Computer Science education across different levels. The event only lasted for a couple hours but I enjoyed working with the kids and their parents on block programming activities as well as meeting with the school principal and staff. There are similar events coming up and I am looking forward to encouraging more CSS students to come participate.