Philadelphia Area Computer Science Educators

Spring 2007 Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Time: 4-6:30pm

Place: University of Pennsylvania 307 Levine Hall

This meeting will offer the opportunity to participate in small group discussions focusing on various topics of interest in CS education for high schools and colleges.

Act 48 credit available - please request at sign-in

Schedule:

4:00 Dinner reception - Lasagna, meatballs and sausage, Caesar Salad, rolls and butter, brownies
4:30 Welcome; UPenn faculty/high school teachers panel and discussion
  • How to get students excited about CS? (subject areas, jobs)
  • How to best prepare HS students for college CS?
  • Engaging diverse populations in computing
  • Formation of subgroup to create white paper on CS certification in PA
5:15 Tours/Demonstrations
  • Human Modeling and Simulation Lab
  • ENIAC
  • Sony Robotic Dogs--GRASP lab
6:30 Wrap-up
  • Future of PACSE
  • Grading CS projects
  • Logo competition!!!
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    Directions to Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania

    Levine Hall is located on the south side of Walnut St. between 33rd and 34th Streets. Levine is a modern glass fronted building set back with a paved area in front of it.

    Parking
    There are several parking facilities located on or near campus, as well as metered street parking on 33rd St. between Spruce and Chestnut. Recommended garages and lots is 34th and Chestnut Street.

    By Car

    From the Northeast via the New Jersey Turnpike South
    Use Exit 4. Bear right out of the toll following signs to Philadelphia and Ben Franklin Bridge. After crossing the bridge take I-676 West, to I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Follow I-76 East to Exit 346-A (old exit number 40) -- South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus.

    From the West via the Pennsylvania Turnpike
    On the PA turnpike, use Exit 326, the Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East for approximately 17 miles until Exit 346A, a left lane exit marked South Street. Turn right onto South Street to enter campus. To find parking, turn right at the 2nd light onto 33rd Street. Take the first left onto Walnut Street, and there will be a lot on the right at 38th and Walnut..

    From the North via I-95 South
    Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit. Follow signs to I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway. Take I-676 West until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Follow I-76 East until Exit 346-A (old exit number 40) -- South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus.

    From the South via I-95 North
    Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit which is approximately 7 miles north of the airport. Follow I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway, until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Follow I-76 East until Exit 346-A (old exit number 40) -- South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus.