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2010 Summer Workshop
(College Now & Bridges to Computing)


General Information

The summer workshop began on July 6th, 2010 and lasted until July 22nd, 2010. The classes started at 10AM each morning and lasted till 3PM in the afternoon; lunch was provided for the students. Participating high school students spent 11 days and a total of 44 hours on the Brooklyn College campus working on a variety of projects and topics relating to computer science.

2010 marked the first year that students could receive high school credit for participating in the summer workshop. 50 students from high schools across Brooklyn participated in the summer workshop. 41 of these students were approved to receive high-school credit for their participation. In order to receive high school science credits for participating in the summer workshop students needed to:
1. Satisfy attendance requirements set forth by the College Now department
2. Complete two separate projects assigned by the Bridges to Computing instructors

For more information about the program, including examples of student projects, please see the sections below.


Staff


Professor Elizabeth Sklar
Principal Investigator - Bridges to Computing Program
Associate Professor - CIS Department, Brooklyn College

Professor Simon Parsons
Co PI - Bridges to Computing Program
Associate Professor - CIS Department, Brooklyn College

Kenneth Auyeung
Project Coordinator -- Bridges To Computing

Matthew Meyer
Adjunct Faculty - CIS Department, Brooklyn College
Bridges to Computing Instructor - College Now

Jeffery Raphael
Adjunct Faculty - CIS Department, Brooklyn College
Bridges to Computing Instructor - College Now

Student Ambassadors:
1. Naomi Baine (Project Leader - Cryptology)
2. Moses Kingston (Project Leader - Robotics)
3. Jillian Rodney (Project Leader - Games)
4. Joel Gonzalez
5. Linda Ma
6. Mark Manashirov
7. Pablo Munoz
8. Jesse Lopez
9. Mitch Lustig

Pieranna Pieroni
Director of the Brooklyn College, College-Now Program

Jennifer Mayzus
Coordinator of Student Affairs

Rosemary Martinez
Financial Affairs Assistant



Syllabus

A complete syllabus (including lectures and handouts) for the 2010 summer workshop program can be found by clicking on this link.


Student Projects

In order to succesfully complete the summer workshop program students needed to complete TWO projects:

I. Website
Students were required to create a multi-page website based on a topic that interested them. Their websites were coded in XTHML and used CSS for formatting. A VERY SMALL and RANDOM selection of student websites are included below:


II. Research Project
Students were allowed to choose a topic for their second project from one of three project areas. When their research project was completed the students created a presentation (powerpoint) to display their research and a poster to display at the evening showcase. Presentations, pictures and programs that they created were also then added to their own websites.
Robotics
Robotics Group

Example Projects
- MineSweeping Robot (Webpage)
- MineSweeping Robot (Presentation)
- Robot Pathfinding (Presentation)
- Robot Pathfinding (Video)
- Parallel Parking Robot (Webpage, Presentation)
- Parallel Parking Robot (Video)
- Light Seeking Robot (Presentation)

Additional Images
Robotics Group Finding an Object MineSweeping Light Seeking Showcase
Games
Games Group

Example Projects
- Basketball (Game)
- Fighting (Game)
- Catching Fruit (Game)
- Monkey Business (Game)
- I Spy (Game)
- Ant Squash (Game)
- Chase It (Game)

Additional Images
Games Poster Finding an Object MineSweeping Light Seeking Showcase
Cryptology
Cryptology Group

Example Projects
- Cryptology (Presentation)
- Hackers (Presentation)
- Public Key Encyption (Webpage & Presentation)
- What is a computer virus? (Presentation)
- Smart Cards (Presentation)

Additional Images
Robotics Group Finding an Object MineSweeping Showcase



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