Computer Science Outreach Roadshow
Outreach efforts from the Women@SCS (School of Computer Science) at Carnegie Mellon University.
This is a highly interactive presentation by undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon who talk about why/how they began studying the area, their current experiences, what Computer Science means to them now, and their future hopes and expectations. The middle and high school presentations include a guessing game, a slide show of CS applications, algorithm style puzzles, a robot demo, and much more. The spin-off graduate level Roadshow (presented to undergrads) includes general information on going to graduate school and short research talks.
- elementary, middle, and high school girls and boys
- parents and teachers
- undergraduate students
- all who are interested in improving access and exposure to computer science
- to increase the visibility of young women and minorities in computer science
- to challenge the traditional stereotypes of what/who computer scientists are
- to show the breadth of fields that computer science can encompass
- to provide role models
- to provide an interesting and enjoyable learning experience
- to provide teaching, leadership/mentoring opportunities for our own computer science students