Angola middle school students learn about computer science careers at SUNY Fredonia

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Denise Joy of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences instructs Lake Shore Middle School in a Fenton Hall computer lab.

Twenty-five students from the Lake Shore Middle School in Angola attended Tech Day hosted by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences on April 21.

Due to pandemic restrictions it was the first middle school field trip for the 8th grade students. The group had an opportunity to tour the new computer labs in the renovated Houghton Hall and also a lab in Fenton Hall.

Department of Computer and Information Systems Lecturer Denise Joy provided a lesson about career opportunities in computer science and computer information systems. Ms. Joy also provided a comprehensive overview of the course sequences for degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems at SUNY Fredonia.

Students spent an hour building their computer programming skills by completing an “Hour of Code” activity at the Code.org website. SUNY Fredonia student Prince Aziz Hunt led the group on a tour of the campus. The group enjoyed a nice meal at the Cranston Dining Center before departing.

Tech Day activities were planned and organized by Department of Computer and Information Systems Lecturer Gregory Cole who is leading outreach efforts for the department. To arrange an age- appropriate Tech Day activity for a school, interested persons are asked to contact the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at 716-673-4820 or send an email.

 

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