The Scalable Game Design Summer Institute brings STEM and language arts teachers from upper elementary, middle and high schools together at the University of Colorado Boulder campus to learn how to use game design for computer science education, and how to teach computational/critical thinking and problem solving literacy.
EdTrex LLC, the University of Colorado and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) on Oct. 28, 2014, announced an exclusive option agreement allowing EdTrex to continue developing a software platform enabling on-demand creation of customizable curricula using curated open education resources.
Junior computer science major Tommy Hoffmann and his team, Overly Kinetic, recently won the Dare to be Digital competition in Dundee, Scotland, and were one of three teams nominated for the prestigious Ones to Watch Award by the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA).
Congratulations to assistant professor Tom Yeh, who has been chosen to receive the 2014 Student Affairs Faculty Member of the Year Award! The CU-Boulder Division of Student Affairs gives the award annually to faculty members who demonstrate outstanding engagement with students and who make substantial contributions to Student Affairs.
Associate professor Richard Han, doctoral student Mike Gartrell and their team are working to pioneer an algorithm that would allow businesses and websites to make recommendations for groups, much like Amazon and Netflix do for individuals. They're starting by using an app called SocialDining to collect data on how groups make decisions.
Devon Tivona and Lianne Haug, who both graduated in May 2014, have created a mobile app called Varsity that helps college students discover events, clubs and classes based on their interests.
Haug told BuiltInColorado.com that while the the app great for students, it has also "big data" potential as well.