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How to Join

 

For those that would like to participate but are NOT UNCC students, please contact Karen Bean at karen.bean@uncc.edu.  We are always happy to have new volunteers involved in our program.

For UNCC students, you may participate in the classes listed below or join the STARS Student Organization by registering through OrgSync at https://orgsync.com/69454/chapter, using your NinerNet username.

Students who are interested in learning more about the STARS program and computer science can attend a weekly meeting held in Woodward 125 at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesdays for the remainder of the semester. For more information regarding these meetings, please contact Francisco Vargas at fvargas2@uncc.edu.

 

STARS Computing Corps Related Classes

ITCS 1610. Computing Applications Seminar. (3) (SL)  Prerequisite: MATH 1100, 1103, 1120, or 1242. A service-learning seminar course designed to emphasize the social relevance of computing.  The course aims to inform non-computing specialists of computing technologies, research, and career opportunities.  Seminar topics are intended to enhance disciplinary knowledge and to develop leadership skills related to using computing knowledge and skills in service to society.  Emphasis placed on the basic concepts of leadership theory and its application within the computing discipline on an individual, group, and societal level.  Students participate in team-based computing service-learning projects in the community, in conjunction with computing majors taking ITCS 3610.  Student performance evaluation considers individual homework assignments, participation in team projects, and class participation. (Spring)

ITCS 3610. Computing Leaders Seminar. (3) (SL)  Prerequisite: must be a CCI major.  A service-learning seminar course.  Seminar topics are intended to enhance disciplinary knowledge and skills (computing technologies, research, careers) and to develop leadership skills by using computing knowledge and skills in service to society (service and civic engagement).  Emphasis placed on the basic concepts of leadership theory and its application within the computing discipline on an individual, group, and societal level.  Students participate in team-based computing service-learning projects in the community. Student performance evaluation considers individual homework assignments, participation in team projects, class participation, and feedback from those served. (Spring)

ITCS 3211. Computing Leaders Team Projects. (1) (SL)  Prerequisite: ITCS 3610 or ITCS 1610.  A service-learning course that builds upon the leadership concepts from ITCS 3610 through focused hands-on experience with service-learning projects. Students work in teams to apply computing technologies, knowledge and skills to serve community needs.  May be repeated for elective credit. (Fall, Spring)

ITCS 3212. Computing Leaders Team Leaders. (1) (SL)  Prerequisite: ITCS 3610 or ITCS 1610.  A service-learning course that builds upon the leadership concepts from ITCS 3610 through focused hands-on experience with service-learning projects.  Companion course to ITCS 3211; students in this course serve as team leaders for the team projects undertaken by students in ITCS 3211.  Students lead teams to apply computing technologies, knowledge, and skills to serve community needs. May be repeated for elective credit. (Fall, Spring)