K-12 education

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Researchers Aim to Increase Diversity in STEM By Supporting K-12 Teachers

A School of Education associate professor helped develop a comprehensive rubric that measures how well students problem-solve in computer science learning. In the process, educators can see how gender affects engagement with programming.

STEM Camp Sparks Pittsburgh Kids’ Curiosity

Students from Pittsburgh’s Hill District put their coding skills to the test to recreate the 1978 game Space Invaders, using a computer program provided by Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and the School of Computing and Information. The coding exercise was part of a three-day STEM mini-camp hosted by Pitt’s Hill District Community Engagement Center.