CS Education Forum

Date TBA

Join us for a discussion about computer science education, and actions that STEM educators can take to make computer science more open, accessible, and enjoyable for students of all stripes.



10 am, March 16, 2019


Heffner Alumni House, 1301 Peoples Ave, Troy, NY


Any education professional

This forum will take place during coding&&community's annual hackathon, Launchpad.


Topic 1: Engaging students in computer science

  • Why should students pursue CS?
  • Diversity and Inclusion in CS
  • Resources available for interested students

Topic 2: Roadblocks for entering college students

  • Introductory college CS curriculums
  • Problem solving skills

Topic 3: Roadmap for college, career, and beyond

  • Key skills and technologies
  • Personal and team projects
  • Finding internships in high school and college


Who can come?

Any education professional is welcome to the forum.

Where is parking?

There is parking right outside of the Heffner Alumni House.

What is coding&&community?

We are a a group of students at RPI dedicated to encouraging underrepresented students to pursue STEM. All of our programs are completely free of charge.

What is Launchpad?

Launchpad is coding&&community's annual high school hackathon, which will also take place on March 16th, at the Heffner Alumni House. Find out more about it here.

Will there be food?

We will provide coffee, snacks and other light refreshments.


Please reach out to us if you want to learn more or think that there is potential for collaboration.

[email protected]

Our Location

Since we are an Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Student Union Club, our address is the RPI campus:

110 8th St,
Troy, New York, 12180
United States

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