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WVU to host interactive Hour of Code event as part of Computer Science Education Week

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West Virginia University will host Hour of Code, a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science and demystify “code.” The event is held on Dec. 1 from 1-4 p.m. at WVU’s Downtown Campus White Hall. Morgantown locals ages four and up are welcome to attend.

Participants will receive “passports” to carry as they choose among coding activities and tutorials, from mini-lectures to plugged and unplugged activities-- along with the goal of completing at least one full hour of coding challenge.

Quotes and Comments

“With computing jobs now the number one source of all new wages in the U.S., making up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, it’s so important to advance computer science education across West Virginia. The Hour of Code is a fun way to jumpstart excitement in coding and computer science. Ahead of Computer Science Education Week, we encourage students and families of all ages and levels to give coding a try.” —Kathryn Williamson, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Target Audiences

Morgantown Community

Students interested in computer skills

Students interested in computer science

Non-STEM majors

Resources

Hour of Code

Hour of Code at WVU Facebook page

Hour of Code at WVU event page

WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education

WVU Extension Service

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CONTACT: Kathryn Williamson, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
kewilliamson@mail.wvu.edu; 304.293.5099

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