A career in computer programming is typically not on the minds of children, but on Tuesday night, one local college took steps to change that.
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology teamed up with Code.org.. and the result was an event called “Hour with Code.”
It introduced computer science and programming to youngsters.
Students ranging from kindergarten and eighth grade took part to get some hands on knowledge which organizers hope will get kids hooked on computer programming and coding.
“It’s kind of like there’s been a push for a lot of years for STEM educations. Like ‘hey math is important, engineering is important.’ Well we’re kind of at a time right now where we’re like ‘hey learning how to programing, that’s important.’ To be honest it’s something that’s really been taught in school yet. And so you kind of have to do something to let your kid know that this is a career field you might be interested in and might not know about.” – David Fisher/ Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering
More than 90 kids attended the event; it’s the 4th year Code.org has held it.