September 9, 2023

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Two opportunities for high school students came in after we sent our monthly newsletter. Future Brainstorms! newsletters include opportunities for all grade levels. Please share with any high school teachers or students who may be interested. Thank you

Free AI and Quantum courses for high schoolers

The Coding School is a nonprofit dedicated to making emerging technology accessible to K-12 students across the U.S. They are offering two, no cost two-semester courses in Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing for high school students this school year.

Deadline to apply is Sept. 15, 2023

  1. Our two-semester courses in AI and in Quantum Computing are taught virtually with live instruction from researchers at top universities (Stanford and Columbia). They are backed by the Department of Defense STEM and companies like Google, IBM, and Microsoft. 
  2. Over 3-5 hours/week for two semesters, students in both courses gain real-world tech skills, program in Python, discuss emerging tech ethics, hear from speakers in academia and industry, and end the year by completing capstone projects. 
  3. The courses have few to no prerequisites and are designed specifically for high-school students and teachers.

The Coding School has reached out specifically to us in the MSU Science Math Resource Center and can prioritize Montana students.

Please email [email protected] if your students apply.

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Quantum computing course

Artificial Intelligence Course

MSU Shadow An Engineer Day is Oct 19; register by Sept. 29

MSU invites high-school students to get a taste of engineering and computer science

MSU-Bozeman's annual Shadow Day will be held Thursday, Oct. 19. The event pairs visiting students with MSU engineering and computer science majors for a day of classes and labs, fun activities, informational sessions, tours of the college’s facilities and more. Shadow Day is free and is open to high school students in their sophomore to senior years.

The event can be particularly impactful for students from rural Montana towns who might have limited exposure to engineering and computer science in their schools and are less certain to consider studying in these fields.

For more information and to register, visit The deadline is Sept. 29. For any questions, contact Assistant Dean for Student Success and Retention Jennifer Clark at [email protected] and mention the Science Math Resource Center newsletter.

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