About Outreach


ISU Computer Science OutreachCTC Girls 2015

Our K-12 Outreach Program focuses on teaching K-12 kids Computational Thinking. Computational Thinking is a critical thinking skill that, according to some, is a required skill for success in the 21st century. This article from Jeanette Wing of Carnegie Mellon University describes what computational thinking encompasses. For most students, exposure to computational thinking as a problem solving tool comes late, or not at all. Since Fall 2010, the ISU Computer Science Department has been making efforts to change this in Iowa K-12 schools with a series of events and workshops designed to help K-12 educators, parents, and students learn about computational thinking. We also participate in Science Bound, OPPTAG, and WISE programs on ISU campus.

K-12 outreach faculty:  Wallapak Tavanapong, Soma Chaudhuri, Yan-Bin Jia, Lu Ruan, Simanta Mitra, & Oliver Eulenstein

Questions? Email us: allscience@iastate.edu


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