Coding classes offered to youth

HOUGHTON — The Department of Computer Science at Michigan Tech is offering local middle and high school students hands-on instruction in the basics of computer programming and computer science. Starting Saturday, Copper Country Coders meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays during the academic year at the Rekhi Hall, room 112.

Computer science faculty and students will teach the fundamentals of programming, starting with simple languages like HTML and Scratch and progressing to the well-known and widely used Java language. Beginning students use their new programming skills to create their own games and computer art. They also get exposure to physical applications of programming, such as mobile computing, microcontrollers, and 3D printing. A suggested donation of $60 helps pay for student teachers and computer access. To register or for more information, contact Dr. Charles Wallace at, 487-3431.