Iverson Computing Science Exam
The Iverson Computing Science Exam is part of a program to allow students to use their high school experience in computer science for university admission in Alberta. The University of Calgary now recognizes Alberta Education’s Computer Science advanced courses on par with Physics 30, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 for admission purposes to the Faculty of Science. Please see the University’s admission webpage for more detail.
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Google has again partnered with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary to offer Alberta CSE teachers an outreach series of workshops free of charge. All workshops will again be held in the labs where the presenters teach, allowing attendees to view and experience the setting where presenters practice their craft throughout the year. The praise for last year's workshops was spectacular. If you teach CSE in Alberta, then you want to make all of the workshops you can. Once again, the CSE Teacher's Symposium sponsored by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary welcomes the CSE community to share and socialize with colleagues that do precisely what you do all year round.
Also, for more information about iTeachCS 2013, visit: http://iteachcs.org/2013/
High School Speaker's Bureau
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary is proud to launch a new Speaker’s Bureau for high schools in Calgary. As part of our outreach program, the mission of this bureau is to engage our department in the high school computer science curricula development and to share our knowledge and exciting experience in computer science with high school students.
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Computer Science Education Week 2012
Computer Science Education Week (Dec 9-15, 2012) is an international event designated by the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels. The development of CSEdWeek is a joint effort led by ACM with the cooperation and deep involvement of the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Computing Research Association, the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the Anita Borg Institute, the National Science Foundation, Google Inc., Intel, and Microsoft.
In the 2011 celebration, we had 14 Canadian universities participating in this event. This year, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary is open for touring from 9am to 3pm on Dec. 11, 2012. The tour schedule varies among high schools. Each tour is designed according to the time constraints and demands specified by high schools. Click here to find out details...