SPIRIT program’s success highlighted by NSF
Written by TechPurdue // January 27, 2012 // Admitted Students, Alumni & Friends, Business & Industry, Computer and Information Technology, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, STEM Education, TechBytes // No comments
The SPIRIT summer program in the college’s Department of Computer and Information Technology is featured on the National Science Foundation’s Research web site. SPIRIT (Surprising Possibilities Imagined and Realized through Information Technology) invited students, teachers and guidance counselors to Purdue to learn computer programming with the help of Alice, a 3-D storyboarding software tool.
Teachers involved in the initiative report that Alice is helping students improve their performance in a variety of subjects including science, math, computer programming, languages and business.
Alka Harriger, professor of computer and information technology, led the SPIRIT program initiative.
(Photo: SPIRIT participants learn about robots as part of the week-long program.)