Computer Science Education Week

What Is Computer Science Education Week?

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to get interested in computer science (CS). Held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906), CSEd Week will be celebrated December 9-15, 2019. 

Admiral Grace Hopper

Admiral Hopper was an American computer scientist. Ahead of her time, she was one of the first programmers in the history of computers, and best known for programming the Harvard Mark I computer. She was a pioneer of computer programming and her belief was that programming languages should be as easily understood as English. She was highly influential on the development of one of the first programming languages called COBOL.

Celebrate CSEdWeek with Constellations

Group with hummingbird kit project

To celebrate the 10th annual CSEdWeek, the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing (Constellations) will be assisting our partner schools with organizing CS carnivals during the week of December 9-15. By combining unplugged activities, demonstrations, and more, the carnivals aim to excite students with engaging activities that will increase their interest in computer science. The carnivals will be open to any student at the organizing school, allowing students who are not currently engaging in computer science coursework the opportunity to learn more about computing and the exciting opportunities that this field possesses. 

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our CS Carnivals, please fill out this form.

Questions? Contact us at gtconstellations@gatech.edu

Monday, December 9

Grady High School CS Carnival

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Volunteer at Grady

Tuesday, December 10

Drew Charter School CS Carnival

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Volunteer at Drew

Thursday, December 12

Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy CS Carnival

12 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Volunteer at CSK

 

North Atlanta High School

8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Volunteer at North Atlanta

Friday, December 13

Douglass High School CS Carnival

12:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer at Douglass

About Constellations

The Constellations Center for Equity in Computing (Constellations) believes that computing education is a fundamental life skill in the 21st century, and is a primary gateway to participate in the modern economy, nationally and globally across multiple disciplines.

Efforts to increase awareness and success in computer science is especially important for females and students of color, populations who unfortunately and unjustly are left out of computer science opportunities and the tech workforce. To help combat these issues, Constellations runs a variety of programs, including one in the Atlanta Public School district, and FLIP, collaboration effort between Georgia Tech and the other top ten college computing programs in the country.