Rural CS Initiative

CEISMC and STEM@GTRI have launched an innovative Computer Science for Rural Georgia High Schools Pilot Program. This pioneering initiative aims to bridge the digital divide by providing high school students in rural Georgia with access to interactive modules in critical areas such as coding, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, sensors, and data visualization. Through this collaboration, Georgia Tech is empowering the next generation of tech-savvy leaders, fostering interest in STEM fields, and opening doors to exciting career opportunities.

Program Goals: 

  • Increase awareness and knowledge in key areas of computer science education among high school students in rural Georgia; 
  • Increase students’ intent to persist in study of computer science; 
  • Create Community of Learning among educators in participating rural schools; and
  • Increase capacity of rural school districts to offer innovative CS courses.

During the pilot year (2022-2023), participants included Cartersville City Schools and Chattooga, Effingham, Fayette, Gordon, Haralson, Liberty, and Walker counties.

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