Computer Science Education Week

Learn more about Woodbury's CS programs:

Woodbury offers three different computer degrees.

The programs each are centered on computing, but apply it in different contexts:

All computing programs share a common core of courses, allowing students to cross different disciplines and get a wide view of the different approaches to technology.

Microsoft CSEd Events

Woodbury University, in collaboration with Microsoft, bring you the following resources for you to Celebrate Computer Science Education Week 2020!

Please review the schedule below and click on active links (in blue) to register for activities you would like to participate in. For a comprehensive PDF, click the button below.

For more information on these events, please contact Monica Morgan at momorgan@microsoft.com.

CSED Schedule

Livestream Event
  • Gaby Ponce, Producer for Team 10 Studios’ Forza and leader of Team Xbox Latinx Community
  • Cierra McDonald, Team Xbox, Project Scarlett, GXP Program Manager
  • Karisma Williams, Microsoft Product Design Evangelist

This workshop is designed to introduce young girls ages 8-17 to a career in Video game design and development. Students will participate in a 1-hour virtual Computer science activity designed to show them the beginner stages of creating their own video game. The interactive coding activity will be followed by an engaging discussion entitled Meet the Women of XBOX. Students will meet some of the top women of Microsoft’s XBOX Gaming division, learn about their career paths and get to engage in Q & A with these Amazing women.

7AM-8AM RSVP HERE9AM-10AM RSVP HERE | 11AM-12PM RSVP HERE

Chaos Maze Inspired by WONDER WOMAN 1984, ages 13+

In this virtual workshop experience, students use block-based coding with MakeCode Arcade to design and code their own game to play online. Inspired by WONDER WOMAN 1984, the “learn-to-code” lesson teaches programming to kids of all skill levels and invites them to harness the power of technology to empower good people to do great things.

11AM-12PM RSVP HERE

Code Your Own Video Game with MakeCode Arcade, ages 8+

In this virtual workshop experience, students ages eight and older will use block coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn fundamental game and coding concepts—like sprites, variables, and coordinates—and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game.

1:30PM – 3:30PM RSVP HERE
Livestream Event: Johanna Lucht, NASA’s first deaf engineer

This workshop is designed to introduce deaf students ages 8-17 to intro level coding. Students will participate in a 1-hour virtual Computer science activity which will be followed by an interactive presentation signed by NASA’s 1st Deaf Engineer Johanna Lucht.

7AM-8AM RSVP HERE9AM-10AM RSVP HERE | 12PM-1PM RSVP HERE

Code Your Own Video Game with MakeCode Arcade, ages 8+

In this virtual workshop experience, students eight and older use block coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn fundamental game and coding concepts—like sprites, variables, and coordinates—and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game.

10AM-12PM RSVP HERE

Create Your Own Galaxy with Tynker Solar System, ages 10+

In this virtual workshop experience, students ten and older use block coding to program a moving model of the Solar System with Tynker. Students learn coding concepts to make their own unique Solar System model.

1:30PM – 3:30PM RSVP HERE
Livestream Event: Serena M Auñón-Chancellor, Latin Astronaut

This workshop is designed to expose Latinx girls ages 8-17 to careers in STEM, specifically, Aeronautics. Students will participate in a 1 hour virtual computer science activity designed by NASA followed by an intimate fireside chat with Serena M Auñon Chancellor, the 2nd Latina Astronaut to go into space.

7AM-8AM RSVP HERE9AM-10AM RSVP HERE | 12PM-1PM RSVP HERE

Code Your Own Spaceship with Tynker Space Quest, ages 6+

In this virtual workshop experience, students six and older use beginner friendly coding puzzles to guide your character in space. Students will encounter aliens and obstacles as your search for a ship to bring your astronaut home.

10AM-12PM RSVP HERE

Create Your Own Galaxy with Tynker Solar System, ages 10+

In this virtual workshop experience, students ten and older use block coding to program a moving model of the Solar System with Tynker. Students learn coding concepts to make their own unique Solar System model.

1:30PM – 3:30PM RSVP HERE
Livestream Event: Sonya Carey, Digital Animator including Disney’s “Princess and the Frog”

This workshop is designed to introduce young African American girls ages 8-17 to a career in 3d Animation. Student will participate in a 1-hour Virtual Computer science activity designed to show them the beginner stages of 3d Animation. The interactive activity will be followed by an engaging discussion with The creator of the Proud Family, The Princess and the Frog and Winnie the Pooh the Movie, Sonya Carey, A Groundbreaking African American 3d Animator with Disney.

7AM-8AM RSVP HERE9AM-10AM RSVP HERE | 12PM-1PM RSVP HERE

NETFLIX “Over the Moon” Animation Experience, ages 8+

In this workshop, students learn the basics of animation to bring “Over the Moon’s” Fei Fei to life. This NETFLIX protagonist is an innovative girl who builds her own space rocket and uses her creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination to reach the moon. Workshop participants will use Paint 3D, Sketchable or Pix2d to customize their character and create their own movie poster.

10AM-12PM RSVP HERE

Digital Photography – Create Cool Photos and Stop Motion Animations, ages 8+

In this workshop, students eight and older will explore digital photography concepts by taking and editing photos and creating a stop motion animated video. By the end of this workshop, participants will have created and edited photos. They will have created a stop motion animation that they can share with friends and family.

1:30PM – 3:30PM RSVP HERE
Livestream Event: Dwayne Wade and Chris Paul, NBA Ambassadors

This workshop is designed to expose Black and brown boys ages 8-17 to careers in technology. Each workshop is facilitated by a MANCODE mentor and will be followed by a fireside discussion with our keynote speakers NBA legend Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul.

7AM-8AM RSVP HERE9AM-10AM RSVP HERE | 12PM-1PM RSVP HERE

Minecraft Hour of Code: The Voyage Aquatic, ages 8+

In this virtual workshop experience, students take part in the global Hour of Code movement. Using the power of code, students aged 8 and up will explore aquatic worlds and uncover hidden treasure with the 2018 Minecraft Voyage Aquatic tutorial.

10AM-12PM RSVP HERE

John Lewis “Good Trouble” Social Justice Minecraft Special Edition

Come celebrate Computer Science Education Week with this free two-hour workshop where ALL students will use block coding to customize their own Minecraft world. Lessons will focus on diverse and inclusive experiences.

1:30PM – 3:30PM RSVP HERE
Livestream Event: Minecraft Developers

This workshop is designed to introduce students ages 8-17 to intro level coding. Students will participate in a 1-hour virtual Computer science activity which will be followed by an interactive presentation led by the Minecraft team.

7AM-8AM RSVP HERE9AM-10AM RSVP HERE | 12PM-1PM RSVP HERE

MEDIA  ARTS

Applied Computer Science Media Arts, BS Degree

This STEM program is an art and technology hybrid degree focusing on emerging digital practices by working with interactive environments, experiential design, and human interaction. It uses computer science as a tool to innovate within fields of design, entertainment, and media arts; enabling students to develop into creators and innovators, preparing them for exciting and cutting-edge careers.

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BUSINESS

Computer Information Systems, BS Degree

The CIS program teaches students to create and deploy the latest cutting-edge systems in business. Graduates will be able to fill any IT role, from creating websites to creating mobile apps, visualizing data, and leading organizations. Woodbury’s School of Business is accredited by AACSB and ACBSP, placing us in the top 4% of schools worldwide.

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BIG DATA

Computer Science Data Analytics, BS Degree

In CSDA, students combine computer science, statistics, and project management with in-depth knowledge of a specific discipline to become expert analysts. This STEM program is designed to help students understand data analysis methodologies, as well as to appreciate, visualize, describe, and analyze data. Data Scientists are being employed in nearly every industry today, from social media to pharmacology to transportation and automation.

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Sign-up for a mini-presentation!

If you are interested in finding out more about Woodbury University’s Computer Science Programs–Please register below and you will be contacted by a Woodbury University Representative to schedule your mini-presentation.   Please select the program area you are most interested in: