Building on the success of last two years of competition, Computing For All is organizing The Third Annual Washington State Middle School Computer Science Competition

PHILOSOPHY
CFA’s competition is designed to encourage students, teachers, and parents, to take interest in computer science and get excited about going after a recognizable, prestigious award. CFA hopes that this competition will give students and coaches a great reason to get together and learn computer science as they prepare for the contest. The organizers are inspired by all that has been accomplished via Math Olympiad and similar competitions in other STEM subjects. They have learned and applied their knowledge towards promoting computer science. The competition is in line with creating fundamental change, it is about motivation through gamification of learning, something many researchers have found to work better than simple classroom teaching. It is a tool used to motivate young students to have fun while learning valuable life skills.

VOLUNTEERING
On June 17, 2009, the US President unveiled United We Serve, a call to all Americans to join a volunteer effort and become part of building a new foundation for America, one community at a time. If you would like to help us – get involved!. Help us plan and run the competition and other events. Take the first step, sign-up as a CFA Volunteer by filling this form. If you have thoughts on previous events or ideas on how we might do better on our upcoming events, do share! we would love to hear from you, contact us at info@computingforall.org.

SPONSORSHIP
We welcome private and corporate sponsorship. Your financial support helps provide snacks, awards, supplies, computer rentals, security, and other expenses – all of which are necessary to make the competition a fun, educational experience for everyone involved. You can donate by clicking here or feel free to contact us at info@computingforall.org and we will happily work with you on designing a sponsorship package that works best for you.

ENDORSED BY

University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering Washington Technology Industry Association Washington STEM SIGCSE Association of Computing Machinery IEEE Computer Society