Quincy University’s Computer Science Department, in collaboration with QAVTC, recently awarded mini-grants to promote computer science education among local and regional school. Grants were awarded to participants of the 2017 QU Computer Science 4High School (CS4HS) summer workshop so participants could continue practicing what they explored in the workshop. The workshops and grants are funded by a Google CS4HS grant.

Funded schools include: St. Dominic, Lincoln-Douglas, Canton R-V High School, Palmyra Middle School, Osage Middle School, Liberty High School, Quincy Junior High School, Unity High School and Payson Seymour High School. Schools will use the grants to explore new CS related project ideas in their classrooms to help spark curiosity, creativity, invention and collaboration among students. In return, students will develop computational, logic thinking and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for future careers. QU CS has been dedicated to cultivate computing related talent and nurture innovation among younger generations around the region.