Tag: Computer Science

Students going hands-on with Surface devices at a Microsoft Store Summer Camp.

Students grow into creators and coders at Microsoft Store Summer Camps

When students share their fanciful visions of the future, they look up and beyond where we are today - perhaps into a sky blotted by flying cars and friendly robots. As part of a new YouthSpark Summer Camp program, Microsoft Store locations are welcoming those imaginative students and offering them a more tangible piece of the future, with hands-on learning opportunities and... Read more

Doug Bergman and a female student collaborate on a reprogramming a tiny aerial drone.

A spirited teacher reshapes the computer science classroom for 21st-century makers

Doug Bergman believes computer science is changing. In his view, it’s no longer reserved just for students who want to work in technology. Doug knows a basic understanding of computer science will enable his students to solve tomorrow’s problems in just about any career they choose. That’s why, as the computer science instructor at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston,... Read more

4 slices of STEM to get you ready for Pi Day

4 Slices of STEM to get you ready for Pi Day

Blueberry, apple, pumpkin … try not to get too distracted by flavorful thoughts as we talk about the other, less edible kind of Pi. This mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, has long been celebrated by civilizations of the past and present. It is a key mathematical expression used in technology, engineering, and sciences. Pi is... Read more

A seismograph made from everyday objects streams data into to a custom Excel worksheet table as students shake the table it rests on.

Hacking STEM: Using computational thinking to understand earthquakes

Happy Computer Science Education Week! Millions of students worldwide are in the process of discovering the possibilities of instructing machines to accomplish tasks. Whether completing the Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial, or watching a Pixar In a Box episode on Khan Academy, the spirit of discovery, experimentation and the art of Computer Science is celebrated while... Read more