Why We Code at Trinity – “Trinity recognizes the importance of producing students with strong problem solving, and team building skills…”

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Hour of Code and Computer Science at Trinity!
We were one of 3 schools in Oregon to participate for the first Hour of Code in 2013.  We had already started to implement writing computer code into our technology classes and began implementing writing code into various classes and extra-curricular activities. Our intro to Computer Science class got to have a video conference with Susan Wojcicki a VP of Google, at the time. (Now CEO of YouTube). Hour of Code has exploded in popularity and reaches 10% of students in the world.

Where are we now?
After receiving generous support through the “Bid for Kids”  We can now report the following progress in our computer science program development.

  • We have partnered with Microsoft TEALS and Parent Programmers to begin teaching AP Computer Science – This is a college-level course teaching JAVA (Tim Ellis, Jim Anderton, Eric Freed and Matt Leebert)
  • We offer an Introduction to Computer Science course through TEALS where every project is building a game.
  • We have participated in the Oregon Game Project Challenge. A team of programmers and artists produce a video game.
  • We have a LEGO Robotics team for LEST and have participated in FIRST LEGO League last year.
  • Trinity has a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team – where students program Android phones to control robots
  • Trinity sponsors the Oregon Solar Car Team that integrates code writing into its electrical systems.
  • Trinity hosts a community group called the Bend Arduino Group that makes electronic projects that require code to operate.
  • 3D printing and other coding activities brought into the classroom by Eric Freed and Ryan Comingdeer.

 

Graduates of Trinity pursuing degrees in Computer Science

Student               __  University               Major/s
Victoria Sample        Gonzaga            Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Internship with Insitu -drone)
Camron Fritz           OSU Cascades       Computer Science
Peter Fortenberry     Oregon Tech        Computer Science
Jordan Vermillion    Oregon Tech        Computer Science
Anthony Keba          Loyola Marymount   Electrical Engineering, Computer Science (USC solar car, LMU hyperloop)

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