The Annual K-12 Computational Thinking Competition

The Department of Computer Science is proud to host the 9th annual Computational Thinking Competition! (What is Computational Thinking?) This competition has a science fair-like format where contestants come prepared to present their projects to judges. It is a great educational event where participants learn to present their own work, as well as to learn about all the other exciting projects!

We offer three terrific prizes (See Contest Prizes) for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of the four entry categories: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.   Prizes include, but are not limited to laptops, tablets, and Raspberry PIs.

The 2018 competition is co-sponsored by Rockwell Collins and the Department of Computer Science.

The Registration period is now closed. Check back soon for information about the competition winners and their projects! The Computational Thinking Competition will be held April 14th with check-in at 11:00 a.m. at Durham Center Atrium. The awards ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m. at 171 Durham Center.

  1. Contest Rules
  2. Contest Registration Form
  3. Contest Project Upload Site (Completed projects MUST be uploaded to this site by 12th April 11:59pm!)
  4. Contest Prizes
  5. Contest Schedule (Coming Soon)
  6. FAQ

Here are some examples of past projects:

Questions? Email us: allscience@iastate.edu

Past Competitions Archive