Hyderabad: IIIT-Hyderabad will be conducting its annual Student Technology Education Programme (STEP) for school students who are in grades 7 to 10 from May 6 to May 31. With focus on computational thinking, the programme will equip young minds with fundamental computational skills. This outreach programme by IIIT-Hyderabad is the first-of-its-kind and a harbinger of the institute’s goal for spreading the concept of computational thinking within the larger community.
Computational Thinking is a fundamental mental skill, which should be ingrained in a child as early as possible. The STEP curriculum has been designed to help build logical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills through theoretical as well as hands-on sessions.
Majority of the sessions will be conducted by IIIT-H faculty as well as some visiting faculty. Admission to the course is open to any student who meets the age criteria on a first-come-first-serve basis. The only prerequisite is an interest in analytical thinking and a desire to develop such a thought process. Last date for applications is April 14.
For grade 7-8, the course (Computational Thinking and Applications, CTA) will be introductory in nature and deal with applications. And for grade 9-10, the Computational Thinking and Problem Solving (CTPS) course is exploratory in nature, dealing with various aspects of how CT can help in problem solving. All students will receive a certificate at the end of the course. For more information on the admission process and requirements, see https://www.iiit.ac.in/step/