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WVU Tech to Host Google CS4HS Workshop

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) will host the first computer science for high school (CS4HS) workshop in the state of West Virginia on the Montgomery campus July 25-26. The workshop is funded with Google’s CS4HS grant, which provides high school teachers with computer science knowledge and tools to implement in their own classrooms.

The two-day workshop will feature general computer science sessions, as well as hands-on sessions in areas like robotics, game programming, Alice, operating systems, computer forensics and web development. WVU Tech faculty and current students will be teaching each of the sessions. The high school teachers participating in the workshop represent 15 different high schools across the state.

“Our objective is to promote computer science education in West Virginia high schools,” explained Dr. Afrin Naz, WVU Tech assistant professor of computer science and workshop director.

CS4HS is an initiative sponsored by Google to promote computer science and computational thinking in high school and middle school curriculum. These programs bring individuals together for a summer workshop with the goal of invigorating them about computer science and computational thinking, and to provide them with tools and networking opportunities to help them in the classroom.