CHS math teacher Katharine Curtis and a team of three CHS students – Calliroe Barlow, Hannah Spock and Tessa Fisher – headed to Siena College on October 11 to attend the college’s 13th annual Students IMPACT (Interested in Mathematics and Problem solving but unAware of Computer Talent) Program. IMPACT seeks to connect mathematically talented high school juniors and seniors (particularly female students) who have not studied computer science before with the rapidly growing industry of computer information systems.
During the event, Siena faculty led both plugged and unplugged mini lessons on various computer science topics. To put what they learned to work, our team then participated in a friendly competition with teams from other schools. Current Siena computer science majors helped assist students during the activities. The girls said they learned a lot and really enjoyed the trip.