CS @ University of Illinois

CS @ ILLINOIS Sail, which is coming up on April 9th.

Sail (formerly known as Splash) is a CS outreach program in which students will spend the day on campus at UIUC taking courses taught by current Illinois students. They can choose their own schedule, with classes ranging in subject from learning how to make their own website to general college advice and various silly courses. All meals will be provided on that day, and there will be transportation available from Woodfield Mall, Oakbrook Center, Buffalo Grove, Union Station, and Naperville.

Some of the example classes are

  • Quizditch: Harry Potter Trivia
  • Beyond the Books
  • How to Get a Job in the CS Industry
  • Intro to Android Reverse Engineering
  • Computer Vision: It looks Magical but It’s Not Magic

… and a whole bunch more!

Please help us spread the word and encourage your students to register at http://sail.cs.illinois.edu.

Classes are first come first serve, so signup now. Also, RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/901174483333173/ .

We’re excited to host them and hope that they’ll take this opportunity to explore our campus and get a taste of CS @ ILLINOIS, while meeting other high school students interested in STEM and current Illinois students.

Contact cs-sail if you have any questions!

University of Illinois’s WCS ChicTech Retreat!

Female high school students are formally invited to the 2015 ChicTech Retreat sponsored by the University of Illinois’s Women in Computer Science! This two day overnight retreat will be held on November 7th and 8th at our Thomas Siebel Center for Computer Science, which is the building on campus for computer science. This retreat will teach high school students more about computer science, and they will get the chance to work on their very own project that they can showcase at the closing ceremony! Other fun activities include a photo scavenger hunt, a girls movie night, and computer science trivia (with prizes!)

Attached is a flyer. All female students–especially those who enjoy technology, creative and critical thinking, logic, and math should consider this opportunity. Registration will close on October 16th, and they will notify the applicants by October 24th. Most girls should be accepted, however there is a cap on number of participants, so apply soon!

For more information, visit: http://www.illinoiswcs.org/chictech. It contains a tentative schedule, FAQ, and the form to register. If you have any further questions, reach out to Brianna Ifft at bifft2@illinois.edu.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Computer Science | Class of 2017
Women in Computer Science | Outreach Chair
Engineering Student Alumni Ambassadors | Director of Student Engagement

Invitation Flyer.pdf