Constellations Center to Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with Computer Science Carnivals at Atlanta Public High Schools

computer science education week
December 3, 2019
Communications Officer

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) continues to grow every year, and 2019 will be no exception. To celebrate and further inspire students to pursue computing, the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech (Constellations) will be hosting computer science carnivals throughout the week. Constellations anticipates that carnivals will expose more than 600 high school students to computer science.

Held December 9-13 at Constellations partner schools in Atlanta Public School (APS) district,  the carnivals will include activities featuring drones, video game design, unplugged activities, and more.

Participating schools include Grady High School, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, North Atlanta High School, Drew Charter School, and Douglass High School.

“CSEd Week is a great opportunity to engage with students who are not normally exposed to computing and help them see that it’s just coding or math. Helping them see that computer science also means cool stuff like making video games and that anybody can do it is a huge goal of ours by hosting these carnivals,” said Yolanda Payne, Constellations fellow.

CSEdWeek is held annually in recognition of computer pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday and is a global effort to inspire more students to become interested in computer science.

For more information about Constellations and CSEdWeek visit