IndianaComputes! Awarded a $600,000 State Contract

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville are excited to announce that IndianaComputes!, a collaboration of universities across the state of Indiana has been awarded a state contract of more than $600,000 to accelerate and deepen computer science capacity in Indiana.

The contract identifies IndianaComputes! as one of only five organizations approved by the Indiana Department of Education to deliver computer science teacher training, and one of only two organizations approved to train educators across the entire K-12 grade range. USI and UE are teaming up to assist educators in Southwest Indiana, which includes Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Warrick, and Vanderburgh counties.

The contract will fund services such as workshops, coursework, and resource development. To optimize teacher convenience, the services will be offered online as well as supported by more than a dozen collaborating universities and colleges located around the state. All services will be provided free of charge to Indiana educators. Training launches this coming summer and continues into next year. Three hours of graduate course credit through Indiana University is also available.

To find out more about the IndianaComputes! Program in southwest Indiana, please visit the webpage at www.indianacomputes.net.

For more information, contact:

Deborah Hwang, Director & Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Evansville: hwang@evansville.edu

Scott Anderson, Program Coordinator of Computer Science at the University of Southern Indiana: rsanderson@usi.edu

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