Loyola played a key role in this year's Greater Chicago Regional Botball competition. The competition took place on April 14 at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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Students at Loyola have engaged in a diverse set of outreach activities, with particular attention now turning to the Greater Chicago Regional Botball Tournament coming up on Sunday, April 14 at the Museum of Science and Industry. Botball is an action-packed robotics competition for middle and high-school students that integrates robot building, programming, documentation writing, and even a bit of mathematical analysis.
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Loyola's chapter of the STARS Leadership Corps (SLC) of the STARS Alliance is continuing to work towards the goal of broadening participation in computing. The new chapter website includes a blog with reports of recent activities. Some examples are teaching Scratch programming to youngsters at a community center, making presentations about computing at high schools and elementary schools, mentoring a high school robotics team, mentoring high school students in the American Computer Science League contest, and teaching computing skills to refugees.
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