CSC News

February 08, 2006

Young Promotes HI-FIVES Initiative on Capitol Hill

Dr. Michael Young, assistant professor of computer science, visited Capitol Hill on February 7th, meeting with staff from the offices of Senator Elizabeth Dole and Representative Brad Miller. 

Hi Fives LogoAlong with colleague Dr. Len Annetta from the NCSU College of Education, Young briefed the staffers on the HI-FIVES project, which leverages the power of computer games in middle and high school curricula to engage students in science and mathematics. 

The project is a joint effort between the department and NCSU's College of Education, the Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications unit (DELTA), the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science, and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  

Young was in DC to attend the National Science Foundation's Summit on Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), the program that funds HI-FIVES along with 50 other projects nationwide.

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