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Computer science olympiad: exploring computer science through competition

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Computer science olympiad: exploring computer science through competition
Generating interest in specialized areas of Computer Science (CS) is one of the goals of the department of Computer and Information Science at Spelman College as with most departments. Achieving this goal in a new, exciting, and innovative manner provided the inspiration to establish the Spelman College Computer Science Olympiad (SCCSO). The SCCSO is patterned after the Olympics athletic event. Students participate in the SCCSO as a part of a team as with the Olympics, and there are several events for competition that is also reminiscent of the Olympics. The events are designed to expose students to the interesting breadth of CS over several days. In this paper, the events are in the following categories: Cryptography, Robotics, Website Design, Hardware and Software Integration, and Programming. Teams use their CS knowledge and problem-solving skills to complete hands-on exercises in each area. Each teams receives points based on the quality of their results from the exercise. In this...
Iretta B. C. Kearse, Charles Hardnett
Added 14 Dec 2010
Updated 14 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where SIGCSE
Authors Iretta B. C. Kearse, Charles Hardnett
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