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Google CS Summer Institute

Attention, seniors interested in studying computer science !!

Google has created the Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) for high school seniors interested in pursuing computer science and planning to attend a university in the US or Canada.

This program selects up to 60 aspiring computer scientists to attend one of the all-expenses-paid CSSI sessions at either Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California or Google’s office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Here is the deal:

This special institute will include an interactive and collaborative CS curriculum, as well as a unique residential experience in which students can build a network with other attendees. They will meet alumni from their schools and other Google engineers while immersing themselves in daily life at Google. Students will also enjoy technical talks by Googlers, lectures by guests from across the technology industry, and local area social activities.

Would you like to benefit from the technical curriculum and the networking opportunities of the CSSI? We are looking for students eager to spend a few weeks living the Google life – tackling interesting technical problems, working collaboratively and having fun. We want students to leave empowered, heading into their first year of college armed with a unique learning experience that can only be had at Google.

Application deadline: Friday, April 20, 2012 11:59 p.m. PST.

More information:

Sounds like a great opportunity!

Spring Spirit Week

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This week is Spring Spirit Week at Roosevelt, with an assembly on Friday and Tolot that night.

Here are the Spirit Day themes, based on “Missed Award Show Nominees:”

  • Monday: 80’s (Breakfast Club)
  • Tuesday: Twin Day (Parent Trap)
  • Wednesday: Jersey Shore (school appropriate!)
  • Thursday: Backwards Day (Back to the Future)
  • Friday: Green & Gold

Pi Day


PI Day Memorization Contest!

Think you are the π knowingest person in the school? Come prove it Thursday, 3/15 – in Room 335 during lunch. Prizes and glory to the winner!

Testing | Senior Projects schedule

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Here’s the schedule for next week, when we have both HSPE testing and senior project presentations.

This also shows the schedule for the second round of senior project panels in April on the second page.

CS Talks at Town Hall This Week

There are three interesting talks related to computer science happening at Town Hall Seattle this week. (While not free, talks held at Town Hall are normally $5 and you can almost always just get tickets at the door.)


The first is by the science writer George Dyson, author of a new book called Turing’s Cathedral, and a gifted and popular lecturer. This book shows how the crucial advancements that dominated 20th-century technology emerged from one computer in one laboratory, where the digital universe as we know it was born. Monday night, March 5, 7:30 — 9:00 pm. $5.

The other two are a double-header, on Wednesday, March 7. $5 for both.

The first, from 6:00 — 7:30 pm, is by Brian Christian, author of a book called The Most Human Human. This book relates his experience participating in the 2009 Turing Test. Through this, he discovered philosophical, bio­logical, and moral issues raised by the Turing Test, and wonders: If computers can reason, what does that mean for the special place we reserve for humanity?


Following that is a talk from 8:00 — 9:00 pm by Katie Kuksenok, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at the UW who is building novel systems to improve the quality—and the user experience—of language-processing technologies. This talk is entitled Helping Computers Find Meaning They Lost in Translation.