The Department of Computer Science at UNC-Chapel Hill hosts approximately 1,500 visitors each year for various outreach activities. Our main areas of outreach include demonstrations for group visits, enabling technology demonstrations, collaborative outreach, conferences & competitions.
School and Extracurricular Groups
1 p.m. – 4 p.m* Saturday, October 3, 2015
As a part of the Department’s outreach program, we invite high school and middle school students from across the state to visit and experience the exciting world of computer science. During our Open House event, school and extracurricular groups can participate in hands-on demonstrations, visit research labs to find out what computing is all about and talk with current students about why they chose Computer Science @ Carolina.
The demos are popular among students and are meant to encourage all who participate to take higher-level math courses in high school.
The event will take place in Sitterson Hall. Our address is 201 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
We welcome both groups and individuals to this event.
*We have extended the Open House from 3p.m. to 4p.m. due to the great interest and response rate
Women in Computer Science
The Department’s outreach places special emphasis on increasing the number of women in Computer Science. We partner with the Women and Mathematics (WAM) mentoring program which has brought more than 400 eighth-grade girls and their mentors to the Department to watch demos and also to discuss computer science with female faculty members and graduate students.
Maze Day invites blind and visually impaired students in kindergarten through 12th grade and their parent/guardians/teachers to the Department to experience a wide variety of educational games and tools created just for them.
Tar Heel Reader is a website designed to help teachers make easy-to-read books for children with disabilities, using the publishing platform WordPress and Creative Commons images from Flickr.
Hark the Sound is a collection of free audio games for the web. Games have speech, sound, and graphics for players of all ages and abilities.
Visitors have the chance to tour labs, speak to scientists, and participate in many hands-on science activities.