2017 Program

MC: Liz Davison from Princeton University and Jane Choe from NYU
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Registration

9:00-9:10 a.m. "Welcome and Why Computer Science Matters" by Sana Odeh, Clinical Professor of Computer Science Department at NYU and Chair of this conference

9:15-9:35 a.m. 
Overview of CS fields by Ashley Chen from NYU
Overview of Engineering fields by Becca Napolitano from Princeton

9:40 a.m. - 12 p.m. Scratch Programming workshop:
Google engineers will teach high school students how to create fun, innovative, and interactive projects using animations, photos, music, and art. Scratch is a fun and easy programming language that was invented by MIT. Projects can be published and shared on the web. Winning teams get prizes! 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking over lunch and Project Demo exhibits:
During lunch, high school students and their teachers will have a chance to see demos of cool projects in CS and Engineering and also network with speakers and volunteers from Google, NYU, and Princeton

1:00 - 1:20 p.m. A talk on College Admissions
by Kevin Hudson, Assistant Director for College Opportunity at Princeton

1:20 - 1:55 p.m. Student Q/A Panel Presentation
Challenges & Solutions to a Successful College Experience: Graduate and Undergraduate students from NYU and Princeton share their personal experiences and advice on anything from college acceptances, seeking scholarships, choosing a field that's right for you, and how to find success and happiness in college and future careers. 

Dana Lee and Laura Chevalier from NYU
Nora Willet and Nicole Taylor from Princeton

1:55 - 3:15 p.m. Tower Design Competition
Team up to build a tower using spaghetti and gum drop candy Winning teams get prizes!

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Close of Competition and Awarding of Prizes
Final Closing Speech of the Conference