Hood College has been granted nearly $50,000 from the Maryland Center for Computing Education to fund a second round of the Computational Thinking Partnership. 

The Computational Thinking Partnership is a collaborative partnership between Hood, Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick Community College and Maryland Codes. 

Participants in the partnership learn and apply foundational principles of computer science and computational thinking into K-through-8 STEM curriculum and teaching.

Speaking about the first partnership from last year, Jennifer Cuddapah, associate professor of education at Hood and lead on the grant, said the participating group saw great success and representation from traditionally underrepresented populations.

"Twelve participants applied for and were awarded mini-grants to purchase materials to enact their projects," Cuddapah said. "With the second round of the grant, we seek to expand participation to 30 educators and hope all will receive the mini-grant award.”

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