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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Celebrates Computer Science Education Week with Moody High School

November 25, 2013

CS Week Proclamation

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez recently issued a proclamation stating that the City will participate in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) from Monday, Dec. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 15.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be collaborating with Moody High School, Corpus Christi Independent School District Superintendent Scott Eliff, and Insperity's Liza Wisner, an alumnus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

The proclamation invites all citizens to participate in CSEdWeek by encouraging schools, teachers, researchers, universities, business leaders, and policymakers to provide sustainable learning experiences in computer science at all educational levels. CSEdWeek will give students the opportunity to participate in high-quality computer science activities that will provide them with valuable higher-education skills.

“Computer Science is in every aspect of our lives,” said Burak Ersoy, Instructor for the Department of Computer Science at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “If you would like to rule the future, you have to be a member of a computer science society.”

In observance of CSEdWeek, Ersoy and the Innovation Academy at Moody High School will participate in an “Hour of Code” event on Friday, Dec. 13. The event, a one-hour introduction to computer science, is designed to make learning the basics of computer code easy and accessible to everyone. Ersoy will teach students entering ninth grade at the Innovation Academy at Moody High School how to create their own programs and games.

“Programming is one of the coolest activities at the present time and it is not limited to geeks or adults,” said Ersoy. “Everyone can be a part of the Hour of Code event and I invite the rest of the Coastal Bend community to learn programming with Angry Birds.”

CSEdWeek is an annual program that focuses on showing students the importance of computer science education. The program is organized by the Computing in the Core Coalition and Code.org which focuses on the roll computer science plays in K-12 education.

To learn more about an “Hour of Code,” go to csedweek.org.

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