Computer science club attracts 1,200-plus students

  • Sunday, May 11, 2014

Google is celebrating an education milestone in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, CS First created after school clubs that help student learn, explore and hopefully chart the course for a career in computer science. The current set of four-week clubs is the last for this school year, and more than 600 students are taking part.

All told this year, more than 80 volunteers have worked with over 1,200 students in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties. There are waiting lists for other students who want in. With plans to expand to even more middle schools across the Lowcountry and South Carolina this fall, Google is asking for help from volunteers, called “Gurus.”

The “Gurus” come from all walks of life – like technology professionals, business people, folks with regular jobs and students. They register to volunteer through their school district, receive brief training and are off with Google’s classroom script and on-line tools.

Comments

Notice about comments:

Moultrie News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Moultrie News.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
Poll
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos


Moultrie News

© 2014 Moultrie News an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.