FLAMES High School Outreach
Future Leaders in Algorithms, Mathematics, and Engineering Sciences is the second stage in our STARS outreach program, this time targeting High School students. Similar to SPARCS, we meet about one Saturday a month and tackle fun computer science and programming topics. Our focus this year is software engineering and the theme is infusing computing into STEAM. Learn more at our outreach website: http://go.ncsu.edu/starsoutreach
SPARCS Middle School Outreach
SPARCS is a middle school outreach program aimed at broadening participation in Computer Science. We offer monthly Saturday sessions to introduce students to fun and interesting concepts in Computer Science. During each session, a workshop will be organized by SPARCS mentors who are knowledgeable students studying Computer Science at North Carolina State University. These monthly workshops include hands-on learning activities to introduce students to computer science concepts and practical applications. Sample workshops include game development, web design, and LEGO Mindstorm robotics. SPARCS was initiated in October 2007 and is now in its eleventh year of operation. Learn more at our outreach website: http://go.ncsu.edu/starsoutreach
North Carolina Math and Science Education Network (MSEN) is a pre-college program which offers underserved students enrichment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects in preparation for college. SPARCS@MSEN introduces MSEN computer science concepts through topics such as unplugged activities, robotics, web development, and game design. http://go.ncsu.edu/starsoutreach
North Carolina Math and Science Education Network (MSEN) is a pre-college program which offers underserved students enrichment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects in preparation for college. FLAMES@MSEN introduces MSEN students computer science concepts through topics such as python, web development, and text-based game design. http://go.ncsu.edu/starsoutreach
In order to help build our Computer Science environment, we have workshops available for current students. Some workshops focus on professional development, teaching students how to dress prepare for an interview. Some workshops focus on tools that students use in the classroom, such as LaTeX and GitHub.
Hangout with fellow CSC students, relax, learn new things, and go on adventures.
Graduate and undergraduate students provide free one-on-one tutoring during weekly open lab hours to all CSC116, 216 and 226 students (Intro to Programming w/Java & Discrete Mathematics) who seek it. This allows for more support for these students, who may be unable to or uncomfortable with meeting with instructional staff. We coordinate the service with the instructors to keep tutors informed of current assignments and to preserve academic integrity.
We partnered with USCRI, a non-profit organization that assists refugees and immigrants in resettling in the United States, in teaching fundamental computer literacy to members of the Raleigh refugee community.
Members of STARS Alliance participating in technical and computer-related internships with companies in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Undergraduates working on various research projects to foster their interest in computing topics and graduate school.
The STARS Computing Corps website is a place for students, faculty, and sponsors to learn more about the STARS. We provide information on the projects that current STARS students are undertaking as well as details about the students themselves and information for applying to or assisting with the STARS program.
Behind the scenes coordinators and evaluators that keep STARS moving forward.