From your Board:  April Monthly Meeting is 🌟 TONIGHT 🌟 and a call for proposals!
We hope your April is as amazing as you all are! Don't forget about our monthly chapter meeting tonight and read on for updates from CSTA NE and Quinnipiac!
In this Bulletin: April Meeting
Our Next Chapter Meeting!
Join us tonight for our amazing April meeting!
Our next Chapter meeting is:
April 12th, 2021 - 5:00PM - 7:00PM
View our Agenda to see all of the amazing and action-packed items we have planned.
Location: Zooming to you!
🥇 Thanks to Sacred Heart University for being our virtual host! 🥇
CSTA NE 20201 - Call for Proposals
CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) New England has a call for proposals for the October 16, 2021 CSTA Conference.  Do you have a great CS idea?  Are you interested in networking with other CS teachers?  Please mark your calendar for the conference and consider proposing to present.  

QU High School Computer Programming Competition

The Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs in the School of Engineering at Quinnipiac University are sponsoring a High School Computer Programming Competition. The competition will be held remotely using cloud tools (Zoom and Mimir) on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. They will be limiting the competition to 30 teams this year. High schools should submit a form for each team. Teams consist of 2 or 3 students. We reserve the right to limit the number of teams from individual schools if necessary, to provide slots for more schools to participate. The deadline for registration is this Friday, April 16th.
Student teams will work together to solve programming problems. Programs may be written and submitted in Java, C/C++, or Python. If a team wishes to use a different language, please contact them directly. The competition consists of problems ranging from relatively easy to relatively difficult. Scoring will be based on whether the submitted program compiles, runs, and solves the specified problem. The team that solves the most problems wins; ties are broken by the time of last successful submission.
Sample Programming Problems
Problems from previous competitions are available on request.
To participate, please complete the registration form found at the end of the article.
[NOTE: The online-competition platform will be open for testing a week ahead]
8:45 am   – Welcome
9:00 am   – Programming competition (2 hours)
11:00 am – Announce the winners and wrap up.
Upcoming Workshops
  • Computer Hardware Workshop - April 17, 2021, 10am-3pm

To register:

Instructor:  Dr. Ata Elahi

Introduction to Computer Hardware and Components using Logisim (free downloadable educational tool for designing and simulating digital logic circuits on Windows or Mac).

  • Computer Networking Workshop - April 24, 2021, 10am-3pm

To register:

Instructor: Dr. Ata Elahi

Network Topology, OSI Model, LAN, Networking Devices, Internet Architecture, IP Addressing using Packet Tracer

Participants will need access to Windows platform or Google Chromebook to access packet tracer application.

  • Data Analysis using Python Workshop - May 8 and May 15, 2021, 10am-3pm

To register:

Instructor: Dr. Imad Antonios

Programming concepts in Python.  Using pandas library to manipulate and explore a dataset.  Create simple visualizations using Matplotlib.  This is a 2-day workshop.  

Participants will need a Google account to use Google Colab.

Congratulations to the CT NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award winners!

Chapter Love

We're looking for YOU to contribute!
Do you have an awesome success story?  Did your hard work pay off?  How well did that last Computer Science event go?  We want to hear from you! 
Our site has a section for Stories and it's a little sparse.  We'd love to make it a platform for you to share your successes, concerns, and passions.  
How you can contribute:
  1. Write up your story!  Please keep it under 1000 words.
  2. Include a photo or two.  Images really tell the story and ensure any photo with students is permissible to share.  
  3. Send it to any Board member for us to publicize.
Do you have a lot to say? Want to be a regular editor?  Perhaps this is a place for you!
ImportantEnsure any student photos contain only students who you have approval publicizing.  
Upcoming Events
Math & AI Competition for MS Girls
Mar 20, 2021 - Apr 29, 2021
CSTANE 2021 Call for Presentations
Mar 31, 2021 - May 24, 2021
Intro to JavaScript Workshop
Apr 06, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Chapter Meeting - April 2021
Apr 12, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
View entire list
Remember, your Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's association loves you! Thanks for everything you do!