The Department of Computer Science is one of several department on campus which incorporated service learning into the curriculum. We are building on our experience with a volunteer program called CS-Squared or Computer Science Community Service. This program, initiated in Spring 1993, has sponsored successful projects at twelve area elementary schools, a magnet school in Roanoke, Blacksburg and Christiansburg high schools, Blacksburg Middle School, and the Governor's School in Pulaski.
To obtain some real work experience, perform community service, improve your interpersonal skills, and develop some consulting and teaching skills, I recommend that many of you choose the service learning option. The experience will count as one assignment (of your choice) in the regular class.
The service learning projects will be co-ordinated by the Service Learning Center at Virginia Tech. Click here to look up Service Learning projects .
Check the Service Learning Calendar for other important dates. You are only required to attend the orientation meeting, but are encouraged to attend reflection seminars as well.
Last updated 99/03/01.
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