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SCSU 1890 STEM Program

Updated: Mar 13, 2023


Part of the approach to holistic after-school learning is to tackle the cornerstones of our student's education. One of these areas is that of STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. While often discussed in tandem with careers, STEM applies to more than just future jobs. On March 3, 2023, Mr. Leroy Jones Jr. came to teach the students the value of STEM, specifically computer science, in their daily lives.

To that end, he used the example of how algorithms are not just used in computing but are the step by step processes the children do everyday without realizing it. Using making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as an activity, Jones says that he "came and taught about the importance of coding and computer science have on the children's daily lives. The algorithm session today taught the children the importance on details and how they will now notice that everything we do is a algorithm, from waking up in the morning to making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. "


 
I came and taught about the importance of coding and computer science have on the children's daily lives. The algorithm session today taught the children the importance on details and how they will now notice that everything we do is a algorithm, from waking up in the morning to making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Jones Jr.

 

Jones came as part of South Carolina State University's 1890 Research and Extension initiative, which provides outreach educational services focused on the STEM fields. For more information visit SCSU's 1890 Research and Extension initiative webpage.


Having trouble visiting the link above? Click here: https://scsu.edu/research-outreach/1890-research-and-extension/

 

All pictures of Mr. Jones Jr.'s visit and lesson.









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