The ISU Department of Computer Science holds Computational Thinking Workshops for K-12 students throughout the year, which culminate with our annual Computational Thinking Competition. This year's competition was held online, to give K-12 students from across the state the opportunity to compete. Individual presentations were scheduled offering a variety of time slots, in an effort to make participation convenient for the busy schedules of students and their families. Student projects were presented to judging teams using an online video conferencing service, and the projects were then evaluated using a scoring system. Projects covered a wide variety of topics, and students paired their intelligence and creativity to design their amazing projects! Check out our winners and pictures from the first place projects below...
Congratulations to the 2017 Computational Thinking Competition Winners!
1st Prize Philip Stoytchev - Parking Challenge
2nd Prize Anika Shrotriya - MLB Mathematical League Baseball
3rd Prize Sailesh Srinath - Save The Beeeeeeeeeees!!!
1st Prize Samarth Venkatraman - Computational Model of a Projectile's Trajectory
2nd Prize (TIE) Tyson Grosz - Earth's Invasion: The Clock is Ticking!
2nd Prize (TIE) Aneesh Shrotriya - Protein Synthesis Using Bacteriophages
3rd Prize (TIE) RJ Glotfelty - Lead Ammunition: Harmful to Raptor & Harmful to Humans
3rd Prize (TIE) Wyatt Young - Learning about Mythology
1st Prize Clara Damman - Set Trainer
1st Prize James Beetham - LearnIt
2nd Prize Adam Rice - Brenden
3rd Prize Brandt Damman - How a Computer Performs Addition