Transforming a high school student project in computer science into a significant scientific achievement

Barak Raveh*, Bruria Haberman, Cecile Yehezkel

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Abstract

A special program for high school has been in operation in Israel whose aim is to expose young students to the field of computing. During their studies the students are required to develop a software project, and thus gain experience in software design. In the past students lacked proper guidance in technologically demanding projects. Here we describe how the work of a student who chose to develop an engine for automatic completion of sentences by the computer was enhanced through cooperation with academia in the innovative "Computer Science, Academia and Industry" educational program. Albeit highly talented, the student lacked necessary formal knowledge in advanced computing technologies. A graduate student who specializes in the field has mentored the high school student throughout design and implementation phase, enabling him to grasp an intuitive understanding of state of the art algorithms, and contribute creative ideas of his own, resulting in an award-winning project of scientific significance.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationITiCSE 2007
Subtitle of host publication12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Inclusive Education in Computer Science
Pages331
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventITiCSE 2007: 12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Inclusive Education in Computer Science - Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 200727 Jun 2007

Publication series

NameITiCSE 2007: 12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Inclusive Education in Computer Science

Conference

ConferenceITiCSE 2007: 12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Inclusive Education in Computer Science
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee, Scotland
Period25/06/0727/06/07

Keywords

  • Program development
  • Software engineering

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