2018 High School Conference Program
MCs: Elena Balashova from Princeton University and Emily Fong 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
Overview of CS fields by Emily Fong from NYU
Overview of Engineering fields by Marianne Bauer 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 - 1:28 p.m. Black Girls CODE Program
by Donna J. White, Regional Planning Director - East Coast, Black Girls CODE
1:30 - 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.
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 Conferenc