About Phil Sands

K-12 Outreach Coordinator for Computer Science at Purdue University

Nextech Hosting Free Artbotics Workshop

On June 27th, 2017, Nextech will be collborating with CAITE and ECEP to host a free professional development for teachers focused on implementing artbotics in the classroom. Artbotics is a program designed to introduce students to art, computer science, and robotics, by creating interactive, kinetic sculptures.

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ACM High School Programming Competition 2017

The ACM High School Coding Competition will be held on Purdue University’s campus, Saturday April 15, 2017. The event is an annual programming competition hosted by Purdue’s ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Chapter. High School Students from around the Midwest will come to Purdue to compete. Teams of two students attempt to solve 10 programming questions in the shortest possible time. The questions cover a variety of topics and difficulty levels. The best teams take home prizes, and all students will receive something for attending.

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Purdue BoilerCode K-12 Hackathon

Students from Purdue University’s Computer Science Department will be hosting the third annual BoilerCode K-12 Hackathon on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the Lawson Computer Science Building on Purdue’s campus. During this event, students will engage in guided activities using a number of current technologies in CS.

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