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AMSA to celebrate Computer Science Education Week

Posted by boston.com  October 18, 2013 10:27 AM

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The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough will be hostiing several events for the public to mark Computer Science Education Week in December.

Computer Science Education week celebrates the Dec. 9, 1906 birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, a computer scientist.

On Dec. 7, the school is offering two sessions of an hour-long lesson on coding basics, according to a press release. The topics covered range from HTML web design to create apps for phones and tablets. The first session starts at 11 a.m., and the second starts at 1 p.m. Registration is required.

Other events include Portal 2 competitions in which participants must navigate a Portal 2 test chamber as quickly as possible. The game is open to the public, and the prize is an XBOX 360 buncle including Kinect. Prizes will also be given to those with the fastest overall time and to the top three in the following categories: students from any high school, AMSA staff and community members. This event is open every day between Dec. 9 and 13, from 4-6 p.m. Again, registration is required.

The school is located at 201 Forest St. in Marlborough.

Shandana Mufti can be reached at shandana.mufti@globe.com.

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