Computer science and information technology are becoming essential life skills due to an increasingly digital society. As one of the fastest growing career paths, computer science jobs are in high demand in Iowa.
To further the buzz around computer science, the STEM Council is collaborating with the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Iowa Business Council and Technology Association of Iowa to bring awareness and excitement around computer science education during Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) taking place December 6-12. Together, we are prioritizing the need to inspire students to learn computer science and bring quality computer science resources and learning opportunities statewide.
The following events and activities are just a few of the activities that will take place across the six STEM regions.
North Central STEM Region
- Computer Science Showcases
Northeast STEM Region
Northwest STEM Region
- Resource webpage with Computer Science lessons and activities
- Family Code Night
- Thanksgiving Computer Science Day
- The Greatest Showman Computer Science Event
South Central STEM Region
- Q&A Sessions with Computer Science Professionals
- Q&A Session with Artificial Intelligence Professionals
Southeast STEM Region
- Computer Science Career Panel and Virtual Career Fair
- Resource webpage with Computer Science lesson plans and resources
Southwest STEM Region
- Middle School Lunch & Learn
- Elementary School Hosting Bankers
- Computer Science STEM Festival
For more information about events taking place near you, contact your Regional STEM Manager.
Do you have a computer science lesson, event or activity planned for CSEdWeek? Share your plans with us! #CS4IA