Current Projects

Feed Your Brain
Feed Your Brain is a series of talks and workshops designed to disseminate knowledge on topics of interest to the student community that are not typically covered in the classroom. These sessions also encourage discussion among participants and help them explore new avenues of learning. As part of this series, we organized an introductory Android Programming workshop this fall to encourage mobile application development. Planned and proposed topics for future sessions include embedded development on the Raspberry Pi single-board computer, advanced mobile application development using Android, computer vision with OpenCV, among several others. Large participation and positive feedback have encouraged us to continue and expand this project in the future.

FLAMES High School Outreach
This outreach activity is like SPARCS for High School students.

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 the 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 seventh year of operation. Recently a large focus of the SPARCS project has been on documentation and empirical data to evaluate and improve the program moving forward.

STARBurst Events

Hangout with fellow CSC students, relax, learn new things, and go on adventures.

Undergraduate Tutoring
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.

Undergraduate Research
Undergraduates working on various research projects to foster their interest in computing topics and graduate school.

Internships
Members of STARS Alliance participating in technical and computer related internships with companies in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Website Team
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.

Administration
Behind the scenes coordinators and evaluators that keep STARS moving forward.