HOUSTON- Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy, 1906 Cleburne, recently hosted a computer programming symposium for more than 200 third – through eighth-grade students, teachers and parents. The Inaugural Schlumberger Log-in Symposium provided participants free access to computer programming and robotics software, equipment, training and other resources. There was also student robotics and computer programming exhibitions from Young Men’s College Preparatory Academy on display. The event was a part of Schlumberger’s long-standing commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs in schools.Volunteers from Schlumberger, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston and Rice University served as instructors and mentors. Parents also attended seminars about educational opportunities including scholarships in the computer programming and technology field
HISD Trustee Paula Harris said, “It’s important to teach our children to be creators of technology and not just users of technology,” Additionally, Principal Delesa O’Dell-Thomas stated, “Events like this let our students get a firsthand look at how the computer apps that they use are created.”
Participants at the symposium will have priority to participate in subsequent Schlumberger log-in programs and will also have access to resources such as competitions, computer programming courses, camps, and grants sponsored by Schlumberger and its community partners.