One hour of code, a lifetime of interest
Argonne researchers are inspiring the next generation of computer scientists in partnership with the laboratory’s Educational Programs.
The Hour of Code was organized in 2013 by Code.org in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week. Originally a grassroots effort to raise awareness about the importance of computer science education, the Hour of Code has become a global activity, with almost 200,000 events around the world.
The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division played a major role in Argonne’s Hour of Code activities. More than two dozen of the division’s graduate students, computational scientists, software developers, computer scientists, and postdoctoral appointees visited schools in Chicago and the suburbs, giving an overview of research at Argonne, presenting talks and demos of their work, and conducting hands-on activities with students and teachers.