High School Outreach: Los Angeles Computing Circle

Are you a high school student interested in learning more about Computer Science and Engineering, or a high school teacher interested in providing your students with challenging opportunities? The Los Angeles Computing Circle (LACC) is an outreach program organized, supervised, and mentored by faculty members and graduate student volunteers from UCLA’s Computer Science Department and Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. With the objective of engaging and mentoring younger students for careers in computing and engineering, LACC provides incoming Grade 10-12 students (i.e. those who have completed Grade 9) an opportunity to learn advanced concepts in computing via lectures and hands-on design and programming laboratories. LACC participants become a part of a close-knit community of UCLA research faculty and graduate students who have volunteered their time to create and run LACC.

Originally supported by NSF Variability Expedition, Prof. Mani Srivastava, Prof. Puneet Gupta, and Prof. Lara Dolecek set up an all-year weekend + summer program to introduce high school students to wide applicability of computing.

See the LACC website here.