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

9:15-9:35 a.m. 
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