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Undergraduate volunteering with high school students at computer science day

Computer Science Day

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

Time: 8:45 am to 1:30 pm

Location: IUPUI Campus Center Theater (lower level), 420 N. University Blvd., Indianapolis IN 46202

Space is limited! Register today, and be sure to review the recommended skills for each competition level.

Individual Student Registration Teacher Registration (for groups)


8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Registration (CE Lower Level)

9:00 - 9:20 a.m. Event kick-off (CE Theater)

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Programming Competition (SL 251, SL 247, CA 008C, ES 2119, Hine Hall 102)

11:40 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Lunch, Student Panel, School of Science Info (CE 450)

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Awards (CE Theater)


Participation Eligibility

All high school students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to attend.

  • High Schools can attend as a group with up to 14 students per school. Talk to your computer or technology teacher to see if they can help organize a school group.
  • Students can register as an individual (teacher or school participation is NOT necessary).
  • Students will compete in teams of two. You do not need a partner to register. Students without partners will be assigned a partner at the event.


  • Free!
  • Lunch and parking are provided.


Winners in each category will be presented a Dean of Science Scholarship (up to $2,000 per year for four years, $8,000 maximum) if directly admitted to the IUPUI School of Science, pursuing any science degree.

A student is eligible for at most one Dean of Science Scholarship.

Competition Categories

  1. Introductory Game Programming (teams of two)
    • No programming experience? Learn how to use an introductory programming language to make a game, then compete to build a game ready for play that day! Because the game has audio, we recommend bringing headphones and a microphone.
    • For: Novices who may not know a programming language or may still be learning one.
    • Programming Language: Contest is run in Scratch, which requires little to no prior programming experience.
  2. Intermediate Programming + Problem Solving (teams of two)
    • Are you in your first year of programming but want to test your skills by puzzling through a series of programming problems?
    • For: Programmers with a basic understanding of algorithm design who can use if statements, while loops, for loops, and do string manipulation, including substrings.
    • Programming Language: C, C++, Java, Python3. Other languages may be used, but we do not guarantee that proctors will be able to help with syntax errors.
  3. Advanced Programming + Problem Solving (teams of two)
    • Test your skills by puzzling through a series of challenging programming problems.
    • For: Programmers who have a solid grasp of programming languages and algorithm design implementation. In addition to all skills required for the intermediate division, programmers should be familiar with implementing recursive algorithms and edge case detection.
    • Programming Language: C, C++, Java, Python3. Other languages may be used, but we do not guarantee that proctors will be able to help with syntax errors.
  4. Web Development
    • An opportunity for those with basic HTML & CSS skills to compete and build a real-world website, as if it were for a real client.
    • Students will be given documentation to reference when competing, but should know how to write HTML and CSS.
    • Projects will be graded on aspects such as proper code usage, ability to implement the described vision, and creativity.



About registration, contact Lori Vanatsky at lvanatsk@iupui.edu

About the competition or itinerary, contact Suzy Leonard at susjleon@iu.edu 

View/download CS Day recommended skills.


Thank You

Lunch provided by Kite Realty

Learn more: https://kiterealty.com/





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