Media Advisory: Computer science program brings public school children to Wake Forest

Who: Wake Forest University’s Computer Science department faculty/undergraduates and local public school students

What: A hands-on computer science experience, called Connecting2CS, for 50 students in grades 5 -11, which is part of Wake Forest senior Riana Freedman’s honors thesis.

When: Saturday, Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m. to Noon.

Where: Wake Forest Campus – Manchester Hall.

Why: To introduce students to computer science through a series of different age-appropriate and fun hands-on activities.  On Feb. 21, students will use MaKey MaKeys, invention kits that turn every day objects into touchpads. Learn more here:


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