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Coding for All

Encouraging girls and underrepresented minority students in middle school and high school to pursue computational science.

One of the major challenges in science education is the fact that women and minority students in the United States earn so few bachelor’s degrees in fields like computational science. For girls, middle school is a particularly critical time to develop an interest in computational projects. A new introductory freshman course in computational science and engineering prepares students to work with the Sciencenter’s Future Science Leaders Program to create educational activities that encourage girls and underrepresented minorities in middle school and high school to participate in computer coding. The course is designed around societally relevant, team-based projects in energy, sustainability, health and materials discovery. An undergraduate minor in computational science and engineering is also being developed as part of this project.

Grant type: Development

The Team

  • Paulette Clancy, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    College of Engineering
  • Perrine Pepiot, Sibley School for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    College of Engineering
  • Nandini Ananth, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Community partner: Ithaca Sciencenter

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