[IAEP] Google Rise Awards

Brooks, Kevin Kevin.Brooks at ndsu.edu
Fri Aug 3 12:44:20 EDT 2012

Chris and Walter,

Google said it got so many applications it could not provide feedback. The winners had great proposals, so I just think the competition is stiff.  Sugar would be a good fit for Summer of Code; probably same problem.

We might need to strengthen the "computational thinking" component our curriculum.  We have the kids do fun things with Sugar, but Google and NSF seem to be looking for sound approaches to computational thinking.  Ideas appreciated!


On Aug 3, 2012, at 11:35 AM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:

Hi Kevin,

thanks a lot for the heads-up and for all the information on your Web site.

Did you get any feedback as to why the proposal wasn't accepted? Because similarly to you it's my impression that Sugar-related activities should fit in quite well with RISE's scope...


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM, Brooks, Kevin <Kevin.Brooks at ndsu.edu<mailto:Kevin.Brooks at ndsu.edu>> wrote:
We submitted a Google Rise proposal last year, but were not funded. The competition does seem like a good fit for Sugar Camps, after school programs, etc., especially if working with populations underrepresented in the CS world.



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