The UKG Academy for Computer Science and Education inspires and cultivates the advancement of a community of K-12 teachers and students who continuously rediscover computing and apply its principles to creatively solve problems and engender innovation.

Our Objectives:

  • To increase the number of South Florida Students who choose a computing major.
  • To improve the skills of South Florida high school students in computer programming and problem solving.
  • To increase awareness of South Florida high school computing students about research activities in the area of computer science.
  • To increase access to training for South Florida teachers in subjects such as Computer Science Principles and elementary programming.
  • To increase the pipeline of computing students who choose to major at FIU and continue to advanced work, including FIU research groups and internships at local companies.
  • To improve the teaching skills of FIU programming team members through practical instructional experience and mentoring by FIU faculty.

Major Upcoming Events

  • Announcing the Florida State K-12 CS teacher certification workshops for April 2020.
  • Code.org Workshops (See Workshops). We will soon be adding CS Fundamentals to our repertoire of offerings. Elementary school teachers stay tuned.
  • Stay tuned for our Summer workshop offerings, as we wait to have clarity on all the constraints in play.
  • We are excited to announce our collaborations with the software giant, Microsoft Inc., and local nonprofit, Miami EdTech.