December 4, 2017

NICERC Engages Students with Disabilities in Cyber Engineering and Robotics

CS Ed week is a great time for the CS community to reflect on what we’re doing and where we’re going. One recent CS partnership we’re proud of was with the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) in Virginia. […]
November 30, 2017

How Are Your Plans Coming for CSEd Week?

For goodness sakes! CSEd Week – December 4-10 – is almost here…where has the time gone? If you haven’t made plans, don’t worry! There are lots of things you can do on short notice and with the time you have available to enhance and promote computer science in your school […]
November 29, 2017

Teacher Feature: Andy Jack Moser

Andy Jack Moser Physics Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   How has NICERC curricula impacted your classroom? NICERC has added another dimension to my classroom. My students are much more involved and motivated since we began using the curriculum for physics and robotics. The effort they put forth to complete assignments in […]
November 28, 2017

Classroom Activity: Cipher Disk

Cryptography is a fundamental element in cyber security, but it’s not always easy to explain how different encryption methods work. In the Apply Music module of our STEM EDA curriculum, students are introduced to several historical encryption methods. While secure at the time of their invention, these methods are all […]