broadening participation in computing
STARS Computing Corps @ Temple University is a chapter of the national STARS Computing Corps dedicated to broadening participation and diversity in computing. All of our volunteers are students majoring in computing adjacent fields at Temple University, in Philadelphia. While we primarily engage with middle and high school students in the Philadelphia School District, we are actively working to include adults in our efforts as well. We believe that a broader and more diverse field is a stronger field.
If this is your first time hearing about STARS @ TU or visiting our new site, welcome! In the coming weeks and and months, we will be adding many new features that we are excited to share with you!
The first feature that we are excited to roll out is our Resources page. Through this page you will be able to view many awesome tutorials that we love, our class content (slides, code examples, etc), scholarships, and other miscellaneous resources that we think may be helpful.
Don't forget to sign up for our mailing list so we can let you know about new site features and upcoming events!
We host free technical workshops for middle and high school students on Temple University's campus. STARS workshops range from basic website development to programming robots to 3D printing. Check out our events page to see past and upcoming workshops!
STARS @ Temple partners with various schools throughout the Philadelphia School District to provide technical presentations/ demonstrations to middle and high school students. We've presented on topics like Machine Learning, robotics, and 3D printing. Reach out to us if you'd like us to present at your school!
Our volunteers work in classrooms, both as teaching assistants and primary instructors. Currently, we partner with the Philadelphia Military Academy and Stepping Stones Scholars to teach their AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A courses. You can find our teaching materials on our resources page!