Using Magic in Computing Education and Outreach

This special session explores the use of magic tricks based on computer science ideas; magic tricks help grab students’ attention and can motivate them to invest more deeply in underlying CS concepts. Error detection ideas long used by computer scientists...

Evaluation of the IMPACTS Computer Science Presentations

Recent computer science enrollments have shown positive trends. However, these trends are not evenly distributed by gender and race. Efforts to recruit underrepresented students should focus on providing information that demystifies the field of computer science. This...

Tools for Outreach Presentations

We present resources we have constructed and culled from the internet that can be used in computing outreach visits in K–12 classrooms, especially high schools. We have used such tools at about 100 schools, reaching several thousand students, and achieving positive...