Service Learning Project Abstracts

Dustin Ansley, Wileen Chiu, Joshua Lam, Amanda Olson

Computer Science is a potential college major that few High School students are aware of. Yet, it is a major that leads to lucrative and satisfying jobs. The students involved in this Service Learning project contacted counselors, principals, and mathematics and science teachers in 26 local high schools asking which of 6 different resources would be most helpful for introducing High School staff and students to the field of Computer Science. The top requests were for posters, brochures, and a short video. After studying papers on research regarding what influences the choice of a major, what characteristics make a good computer scientist, and the job prospects for Computer Science majors, the students produced and disseminated the posters, brochures, and video.