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CS Education Week - University of Washington Paul G. Allen School

December 5, 2022 - December 10, 2022

Every year, the Allen School observes Computer Science Education Week, an initiative led by to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field.

Allen School Computer Science Education Week Schedule of Events

Register to participate in our events using our Evenbrite page. Our events require no knowledge in Computer Science (CS) unless noted below.

Monday, 12/5

A Day in the Life of a CS Student & Prospective Freshman Information Session

5:00PM - 6:30PM PT via Zoom

Kick off education week with our amazing Allen School Ambassadors. Learn about what it’s like to be a college student studying computing, including classroom experiences, extracurriculars, and more! You can ask questions and get to know some of the students currently studying Computer Science & Computer Engineering in the Allen School.

Changemakers in Computing Summer Program

6:30PM - 7:00PM PT via Zoom

Meet the Changemakers in Computing mentors and learn about the University of Washington's Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science 's free 4.5 week summer program. This free program aims to serve Washington State high school students from systemically marginalized backgrounds. High school students will develop coding skills through culturally relevant project-based learning, learning about different areas of computing, explore the changemaking impact one can have through technology, receive support in pursuing continued learning, and build community with other changemakers. This program is intended for Washington state high school sophomores and juniors.

Tuesday, 12/6

How AI Can Teach a Computer to Imagine Human Faces

4:15PM - 4:45PM PT via Zoom

Do computers have imagination? In this interactive workshop, we will dive into generative AI models. You will learn about the theory behind one of the most famous image generation methods and code a demo to synthesize artificial images of human faces.

The Rise and Downfall of Technology/Social Media

5:00PM - 5:45PM PT via Zoom

Join our Ambassadors for this engaging interactive activity, in which we will explore the subject in groups exploring the benefits of social media and ethical challenges.

Student Panel: Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

5:45PM - 6:25PM PT via Zoom

Hear from some of our amazing students and ask questions about their experiences!

Artificial Intelligence for Health Care

6:00PM - 6:25PM PT via Zoom

Dive into these questions: How can AI help us live healthier longer lives? What can a machine do that a doctor can’t? And how do we know that we can trust these things anyway?

Wednesday, 12/7

Robotics Demo

4:30PM - 5:00PM PT via Zoom

Join our demo to learn about how a robot can help feed people with mobility impairments! You will get to see a robot in action, and learn about the challenges of developing assistive robots.

Virtual Dance Party! Coding activity

5:00PM - 6:30PM PT via Zoom

Come code with us! We will be guiding you through this fun Scratch coding activity.

Computer Science in Society: Misinformation

6:30PM - 7:30PM PT via Zoom

Join the Social Futures Lab to learn about social computing! In this session, we will go over how specifically misinformation can impact society and test your skills in identifying misinformation.

Thursday, 12/8


4:30PM - 5:00PM PT via Zoom

What is the Allen School's AI4ALL summer program and how can you get involved?

Computer Science and Social Good

5:00PM - 5:40PM PT via Zoom

Technology can be used to address some of society's biggest problems! In this activity we will come up with applications or technology that focuses on addressing social good.

Student Panel: 1st Generation & BIPOC students

5:45PM - 6:25PM PT via Zoom

Hear from some of our amazing students and ask questions about their experiences! The panelist are 1st generation college students, the first in their family to attend college, and/or are Black, Indigenous, or people of color.

Why are Clocks Dangerous for Computers

6:30PM - 7:00PM PT via Zoom

While in computer security we try and make sure you can trust your computers, the toughest security problems come from unexpected places. This interactive activity will introduce you to surprising ways digital security and privacy can rely on the secrecy of time.

Friday, 12/9


3:30PM - 4:45PM PT via Zoom

What is open geospatial data and how can it benefit travelers with disabilities? This is a hands-on session teaching the basics of mapping in OpenStreetMap and how data science can improve traveler outcomes.

Hour of Code

4:30PM - 5:30PM PT via Zoom

Join us for an Hour of Code activity!

CS Education Week End-of-the-Week Kahoot & Resource-Sharing

5:30PM - 5:50PM PT via Zoom

Come join us for a game of Kahoot! and learn about some additional resources in our last virtual event for CS Ed Week!

Saturday, 12/10

Allen School Open House

1:00pm - 3:00PM PT RSVP on Eventbrite

Schedule of Events:

  • Learning Fair: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Allen School building tours: 1:00pm-2:30PM PT

Allen School Prospective Freshman Information Session

3:00pm - 4:00PM PT