STLP -- Outreach and Enrichment
Opportunities for High/Middle/Elementary School Students
- High school students interested in a mentoring program in Computer Science are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There are many interesting projects waiting for you.
- Files for both the initial project and final version of the tutorial: Tetris-Square0ne.gmx.zip (size = 1.1M)
- Our traditional programming contest held for a number of years at the Student Technology Leadership Program State Championship offers programming instructions and attractive contest problems for high and middle school students. The contest is intended for teams but individual students are accomodated as well. We introduce basics of programming using the GameMaker engine. Participants learn fundamentals of game design, learn basic game-development techniques, learn necessary programming skills and use them to create a fully functioning game. Bring your laptops (Windows) and enthusiasm to work on interesting and challenging tasks. Everything else will be provided by the CS students and faculty of the University of Kentucky's Department of Computer Science.
- 2009 Kentucky High and Middle School Team Programming Contest; Thursday, May 17, 2011 . See also team programming contest.
- 2008 Kentucky High and Middle School Team Programming Contest Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Lexington Convention Center Upstairs in Thoroughbred Room 2
- May 11, 2006 — endorsed by the STLP Program of the Kentucky Department of Education. The contest was held as a satellite event to a STLP Conference.
- March 5, 2005 — was a part of KTLC in Louisville
- Grant County Public Library, Saturday, May 15, 2010.
- Engineering Day and Programming Challenge
April 22, 2016 -- Lexington, Rupp Arena
Rupp Arena, Lexington
April 22, 2016
UK Computer Science
Programming and Developing Games
|12:00 PM - 12:45 PM||Registration of all the teams in the location of the event (BYOL) -- Thouroughbred 4 check the STLP plan.|
|12:45 PM - 4:30 PM||CS Programming Event (BYOL)|
|12:45 PM - 1:00 PM||Final Check-in
Teams set up laptop (BYOL)
|1:00 PM - 1:45 PM||Hands-on tutorial (GameMaker Studio for Windows)|
|1:45 PM - 3:45 PM||Competition|
|3:50 PM - 4:20 PM||Teams Presenting solutions|
Previous yearsA tutorial from 2013 on building a game with Game Maker 8, prepared by one of CS seniors is available here with necessary images (zipped) here . More information about the STLP can be found in STLP Web page.
March 26, 2015 -- Lexington, Rupp Arena
March 28, 2014 -- Lexington, Rupp Arena
March , 2013 -- Lexington, Rupp Arena
March 22, 2012 -- Lexington, Rupp Arena
May 20, 2011 -- Lexington, Rupp Arena
May 11, 2010 -- Lexington, Rupp Arena
Game Design Boot Camp
Game Design Boot Count organized for the Grant County Public Library and lead by Dr. Jerzy W. Jaromczyk of the Department of Computer Science and UK students has the following goal: "This event for ages 13-19 is envisioned as a one-day intensive boot camp for teenagers who are excited about electronic gaming and want to explore it as a career. Campers will use the library laptops and other desktops to explore game design. In addition to opening up career possibilities, campers can further their technology skills even more by going beyond ordinary game play."
One of the main intentions for the camp is to present technical elements of a video or computer game with the goal to inspire and motivate students so they develop deeper interest in technology and lead them to education in computers and IT fields. The boot camp is a start but it will help students to better understand academic requirements for becoming a successful IT person, and for some a successful game developer. The Grant County Library received a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act funds, distributed by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to offer this boot camp. more
The Engineer's Day is an annual event held by the College of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and is open to general public. Demos are presented by the students and faculty to showcase research and teaching in the department. For more information see CS departmental page and, for the past events, link to E-Day 2010. Tutorial from Eday 2012 workshops are available here: