Hodges University to Participate in White House Computer Science for All Initiative

Hodges University News

On Wednesday, September 14, the White House will host a Computer Science for All summit to address the initiative brought forth by President Barack Obama to provide students the opportunity to learn computer science (CS) in school.

In his 2016 State of the Union address, the president stated, “In the coming years, we should build on that progress by…offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one.”

Included in the 2016 summit will be a White House fact sheet, which will include Hodges University’s participation, stating, “Hodges University will collaborate with the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a nonprofit, to directly engage and encourage by June 2017, 2,500 K-12 students and teachers in Southwest Florida to explore computer programming as a problem-solving mechanism for community issues.”

With 119 public schools in Lee and Collier counties, Hodges’ Fisher School of Technology faculty and students, as well as the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership plan to “provide a two-hour curriculum consisting of coding and an active discussion on how computer science can provide real solutions to local problems,” according to Professor Tracey Lanham, program chair of Hodges’ computer information technology programs.

As a strong proponent of technology and STEM-based initiatives in K-12 schools, Lanham views Hodges’ participation in this summit initiative as an opportunity to “publically acknowledge and showcase the strides we are making to provide the tools to teach and learn computer science in grades K-12,” she said.

For more information, contact Tracey Lanham at tlanham@hodges.edu or (239) 938-7779.

To view the official Fact Sheet, click here.

About the Fisher School of Technology:
The School of Technology was one of the first academic schools established at Hodges University. Renamed the Fisher School of Technology in 2011, students in this school have a desire to explore technology and how it can be used to improve the way we conduct business or the way we live our lives.

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