Seeley Swan High learns about computer science

On December 7th the junior and senior classes at Seeley Swan High in Seeley Lake were joined by faculty member Rob Smith, who gave an interactive presentation about computer science.

According to Dr. Smith, students typically don’t realize just how wide a field computer science is, nor how knowing computer science can extend capabilities in other fields.

The students–who had never written a program before–“wrote” their first program by using their bodies (with arms as “flags”) to encode states and iterate through possibilities to find a solution to a data science problem.

Students were surprised to learn of the many computer science job opportunities in Montana, as well as the relevance of computer science to their intended careers.

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