CSE conducts ITEC workshops

The critical need for science, technology, engineering, and math skills is making national headlines, and the local community is taking action. The newly launched Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) is part of a substantial, collaborative effort in mid-Michigan to equip residents with skills for success in today’s fast-paced global economy.

As part of the endeavor, CSE students and faculty recently conducted after school math and technology training workshops for Lansing elementary school and high school students. The workshops are part of ITEC's effort to attract industry to Michigan, empower the community, and equip future workers with necessary skills and training.

George Stockman and Woodcreek students

Professor George Stockman and Woodcreek Elementary students

Twelve elementary school students at Woodcreek Math, Science, and Engineering Magnet School took part in Woodcreek Math Club Measurement Unit 1. Students learned about polygons, length, width, volume, and how to measure angles. George Stockman, professor of computer science and engineering, conducted the workshop.

Ben Grossman, computer science and engineering senior, directed a six-week programming workshop at Sexton Math, Science, and Engineering Magnet Academy. At the workshop, high school students created animated stories using Carnegie Mellon University’s Alice software. To view photos of the programming workshop, please visit http://www.cse.msu.edu/gallery.

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George Stockman

Woodcreek students present Dr. Stockman with a certificate for participating in Woodcreek science day earlier this year.

(Date Posted: 2008-06-02)