William Schmitt | August 25, 2014
Thanks to an innovative camp designed under the auspices of Notre Dame’s Center for STEM Education, students in Catholic schools in Arizona, Florida, and Indiana came away from the summer of 2014 with experiences that went far beyond suntans, pools, and the great outdoors.
Finches and pythons became their friends, you might say, but in this case you’d be talking about Finch robots through which these kids—mostly in the sixth through ninth grades—learned how to program computers using Snap! and the sophisticated Python language. They participated in the roll-out of an initiative called ND CORE, or “Notre Dame Coding and Robotics Experience.”