Computer Science Outreach at NMSU

Interested in doing more with Computer Science, Computational Thinking, and Smart Grid Technologies? Join our outreach programs and create new technology! CS outreach programs are tailored to achieve four major goals: 1) Build community among students through computing; 2) Increase student's interest in computing; 3) Gain knowledge and exposure to introductory programming; & 4) Drastically increase all students' confidence in Computer Science. Each goal is achieved through specific sets of activities implemented in the sessions. Participants will also utilize computational thinking through a variety of interactive software tools. These tools, along with team building, career exploration, and leadership activities, show students that computer science can be a fun, creative, engaging, and rewarding field! All programming is presented by the GK12 DISSECT, YWiC, and iCREDITS programs in the Department of Computer Science at NMSU, and instructors include NMSU graduate students, undergraduate students studying computer science and electrical engineering, and student researchers with the Young Women in Computing program.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Rebecca
Last Name: 
Galves
Title: 
Program Manager
Location: 
1290 Frenger St
Las Cruces, NM 88003
United States
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Program Details
Year Established: 
2006
Affiliation: 
AAUW
Affiliation: 
Afterschool Alliance
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Invention Education
Program Focus: 
Making/DIY
Program Focus: 
Robotics
Program Focus: 
Technology
Girls served annually: 
1000
Boys served annually: 
1000
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Program Manager
Location: 
1290 Frenger St
United States
Slug: 
computer-science-outreach-at-nmsu
Service Delivery Format
workshops/conferences
summer offerings
field trips
drop-in programming
clubs
classroom support
afterschool programs
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
volunteers
STEM curriculum/activities
professional development
mentoring
job shadowing
internships
computer access
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with informal organizations
working with higher education
sponsorship
sharing resources
providing in-kind support
outreach/community events
joint event planning
curriculum development
advocacy
Populations Served
urban
teachers
rural
middle/junior
low income
high school
high achieving/gifted
elementary
diversity focus
at-risk
4-year college or university
Needed Resources/Activities
girls interested in STEM
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