Technovation is a computer science outreach program based out of Michigan State University (MSU). The goal of Technovation is to introduce middle-school and high-school participants to the field of computer science and to a supportive network that will help sustain their interests outside of the program. MSU student instructions serve as close-peer role models. In exposing participants to the possibilities in programming, we hope to instill in participants a new excitement and confidence for their own potential to create the technology that will drive their futures. Our aim is to educate, equip, and inspire new coders with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Technovation is free and open to 6th to 12th graders. It is part of the Computer Science for All movement, which works to enable all in grades K-12 to achieve computer science literacy as an integral part of their educational experience. It is a co-educational version of the successful Girls Who Code Program.
If you don't know how to code, we'll teach you. If you do know how to code, we'll teach you to code better. Technovation is a program for everyone — anybody can learn to code!
Our club works towards the following goals:
Help participants build identities as computer scientists by highlighting and discussing role models and their work through 'Inspiring People in Tech Spotlights.'
- Support participants in teaching themselves and one another how to code and in collaboratively designing, creating, and testing a project of their own choosing.
Foster engagement by connecting participants with one another and showcasing the global coding community.