RWTH Invites "Bright Minds in Computer Science"


In the summer of 2017, elementary school pupils have the opportunity to gain fun and playful insights into computer science topics at RWTH Aachen University. For example, they will research the internet, program a ladybug, learn the binary language of computers, and learn why it's possible to scratch CDs.


In a seminar titled "Learning Programming with Scratch,” taking place Monday, June 12, the participating children take their first steps in programming. With the ScratchJR application, the children can move around programming commands like pieces of a puzzle, creating their own stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively using a computer.

The workshop is scheduled to start 4 pm at the Computer Science Pupils’ Lab (Schülerlabor Informatik), Extension Building E3, Room 9U09, Ahornstraße 55.

The project "Helle Köpfe in der Informatik" is part of a regional project for highly talented children, the so-called “Aachen Model.” The Department of Computer Science has been involved in the promotion of gifted elementary school pupils since the summer semester of 2006.

Source: Press and Communications