(NEW YORK, April 2, 2018) — In response to the unmet demand for engineers, Edhesive, one of the leading STEM providers to US schools, is collaborating with Amazon to bring computer science education to tens of thousands of U.S. students for the 2018-2019 school year in a co-branded initiative. With nearly one million unfilled jobs in computer science today, this program will increase access and affordability for students who currently do not have access to CS education to prepare them for the future workforce.
“We want to remove barriers for students to learn CS at the most critical phases of their education and reward those who persist with early software engineering internships. This is...
Spring break is the perfect time to experiment with STEM. Check out these seasonal experiments, and let us know which ones you tried at home!
Take advantage of the nice weather and head to your local park for a seed hunt! Be sure to bring collection jars and a plant identification guide from your neighborhood library.
Age Level: Any
Time: 30+ minutes
Is the rainy weather trapping you inside? Learn how April showers work by making this cloud in a jar.
Age Level: 3+
Time: 10 minutes
Too cold for an egg hunt this year? Make these egg geodes instead! The 5 day wait is worth it for the final crystalized result.
Age Level: 5+ (with adult supervision)
Time: 1 hour prep, 5...
Java is a general-purpose language designed by its founders to be “simple, object-oriented, and familiar” while executing with “high-performance”. Java is the #1 most popular programming language in use today according to the TIOBE index for March 2018, and has pretty consistently maintained that rating for the past several years. Still wondering if Java is worth studying? Check out these 5 reasons to learn Java.
Since Java’s syntax mimics English, it can be learned in a short period of time. The language’s high-performance design handles the more complex aspects of the computer so the user can focus on programming. On top of this, Java must be checked for errors consistently during the process of programming, making the cultivation of a...
Explorations in Coding is a great starting point for schools starting up a new computer science program, or seeking to enrich an existing CS program or course.
Watch the video below to learn how computer science affects today's world.
Tupelo Middle School, located in Tupelo, Mississippi, hosts a student population of over 1,000. In the spring of 2015, TMS was offering Information and Communications Technology II instructional content, but Dr. Kristy Luse, who was principal at the time, wished to expand STEM curriculum offerings further. Though she pitched her idea to district administration and representatives from the Mississippi State Department of Education (MDE), the district felt the timing wasn’t right. By spring of 2017, Dr. Luse reformulated her idea, pitching it as a district-level employee this time.“I’ve always believed students required early exposure to various career fields, mainly in the STEM...
AP Computer Science Principles is a complete, full-year course developed in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin’s UTeach Institute that focuses on the 7 “Big Ideas” in computer science using project-based approaches.
Check out the College Board's AP CSP video below, interviewing students across the country who are involved in the course.
No prior computer science knowledge or experience is necessary.
All experience levels. No prior computer science knowledge or experience is necessary.
The course introduces students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet,...