High School Hosts Computer Science Coding Game Expo
Who says gaming and education don't mix? On April 18, 2019, The School District of University City held its first annual Computer Science Coding Game Expo inside the high school's Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center.
University City High School computer science students spent a part of their class time this past semester creating and coding their own video games. During the Expo, those students had a chance to demo their games with a tough expert crowd: Brittany Woods 8th graders in Laura Thompson-Small's computer science class. The students - as well as teachers and administrators - sampled the games and provided feedback. The high school students were then judged on game creativity, professionalism and graphics.
The Expo also provided the eighth-grade students with a preview of what a high school computer science course will include.
The students (and adult) judges had lots of fun testing out the video games and offering feedback. Prizes and certificates were awarded to 10 different students in several categories.
The event was organized by the District’s computer science teachers including Laura Thompson-Small, Mike Daly, Emily Knight and Beverly Velloff.