Argonne National Laboratory

Explore Computer Science!
Let your creativity guide your imagination with the tools of computer science, the tools of the future!

Argonne National Laboratory researchers will open students’ minds and imaginations to the world of computer science during Hour of Code week by visiting local schools and assisting teachers in celebrating Hour of Code. Researchers will provide the following resources during their visits:

  • Give a 15 min. presentation on research/work at Argonne National Laboratory
  • Engage with students while participating in Hour of Code activities

Join students all over the world for Hour of Code during, December 5-11, 2016. Hour of Code is a one hour activity that students of all ages and levels of knowledge can participate in. We hope to inspire and empower students through hands on activities and real life applications. No experience is necessary to participate in Hour of Code. Is there a computer scientist hidden in you?

Computer Science Statistics

  • 12% of computer science degrees are awarded to women
  • 9 out of 10 schools don’t offer computer programming
  • Currently there are about 583,155 open computer science jobs. Last year, only 59,764 computer science students graduated into the workforce
  • 67% of software jobs are outside the tech industry – in banking, retail, government, entertainment, etc.
Code at Home!

Explore the world of computer science through at home, hands on activities!

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2015 Hour of Code

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