How computer science is used and applied in the real world is a crucial part of learning computer science. That is why Nextech has launched the inaugural Computer Science for Good (CSforGood) competition for Indiana K-12 students across elementary, middle, and high school. Working with a teacher sponsor, teams of 3-5 students can submit a project show how technology - either a software application, website or physical computing device - can be used to solve a problem in their school, community, or the world.
Through their efforts, participants will better understand some of the challenges that individuals face and inspire them to think more deeply about the role computer science can play in creating a more equitable and sustainable world.
One hope is that the CSforGood competition will spark discussions in Indiana classrooms about the role of technology in creating positive social change. With a little bit of prompting, we know students will quickly identify challenges faced by people in their school, neighborhood, city - or anywhere in the world - for which technology can be a contributing solution. The sky really is the limit; however, there are a few requirements.
The following are the requirements for each team:
No. Students are only able to participate on one team.
Yes. Schools can have unlimited submissions.
Each submission must include the following elements:
Submissions will be evaluated on a rubric by an impartial group of evaluators and finalists will be invited to Indianapolis for the final judging and celebration.
Nextech will contact the sponsor teachers for the respective team finalists by March. Finalists will be invited to come to Indianapolis in April 2020 to showcase their solutions to a panel of industry and education leaders.
Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and a team member will get back to you.
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