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Carnegie Mellon hosts computer workshops for Qatar students

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar hosts workshop to introduce high school students to computer science

The Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar hosted a computer science workshop for 120 high school students at the weekend.

The workshop, held as part of the CS4Qatar program, was held at Education City, and included section on computer science puzzles, robotics and Alice, an open source 3D programming tool that is intended as an introduction to computer programming.

Mark Stehlik, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education in the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science, said: "This is yet another way of bringing computer science to the community. We've had two successful workshops for teachers and we wanted to provide students with an opportunity to experience the richness of Computer Science as a field.

"The CS4Qatar workshop is a great opportunity for any high school student who is curious about the world of computing; is interested in the fields of computer graphics and robotics; or wants to experience the world of computer science," Stehlik added.

The university plans to run more workshops for both students and teachers in future, in response to the demanded for places at this session.

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