DescriptionTitle: Leap for Mankind
Presenter(s): Matthew Bauer, Ryan Cunico, Valentina Mosquera Reina, Josiah Williams
Faculty Advisor(s): Doloc Mihu Anca, Cindy Robertson
Abstract: Using the Scratch drag-and-drop programming language the Leap for Mankind team has created an interactive racing game to teach and demonstrate the basic concepts of procedural programming to an audience uninitiated in the ways of programming. After observing the team's finished racing game, participants will be part of a workshop that will teach them how to create their own racing course using Scratch’s basic logical operators and statements, such as if/else and while loops. By introducing a general audience to our programming concepts we hope to motivate others to consider a career in STEM.