Hour of Code

Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. It is intended to be a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. Next week, sisters from W@SCS will be contributing to the Hour of Code event hosted at SciTech (Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy).

W@SCS Holiday Lunch

W@SCS held the annual holiday lunch for undergrad and grad women on reading day. As a fun, optional activity, Ruta Desai, one of our graduate students, organized a video booth where you were invited to talk (just for a couple of minutes) about cool things you do in SCS. This may go on a YouTube channel that the Anita Borg Institute is setting up to celebrate Anita Borg's birthday worldwide.

Outreach Roadshow

The SCS Outreach Roadshow introduces children, teachers, and parents to the many areas within computer science. This is a highly interactive presentation by undergrads and grads who talk about why/how they began studying the area, their current experiences, what CS means to them now, and their future hopes and expectations.

Grad Sisters Program

The Grad Sisters Program held a grad school and fellowship application intro session. They covered what opportunities are available, tips on writing personal and research statements (this is especially valuable for senior undergrads!), and fellowships for grad students. Following the presentation, there was an application essay read and critique session as well as application interview practice. For more info, visit the grad sisters page.