South Orangetown Middle School eighth graders participated in the second annual Code Con as part of Computer Science Education Week! 38 members of Tappan Zee High School’s Computer Science Honor Society and the FIRST Robotics Team, SO BOTZ, hosted eight different stations in the SOMS library with hands-on activities for students to try.
“The purpose of this event is to inspire and motivate students to gain a further appreciation of computer science. This introduces students to all of the classes and extracurriculars that Tappan Zee High School has to offer and what they can look forward to,” said TZHS Computer Science Instructional Coach Karen Connell. “These activities show students that there are so many different aspects to computer science that they can explore and that it’s not just about coding.”
Eighth graders rotated through the various stations run by TZHS students including virtual/augmented reality, drone programming, cryptography, physical computing using a Romi robot, student-designed online games, robotics and a short presentation on the computer science electives, pathways and opportunities that are available at TZHS.