The deadline for applying to the PINC program for the spring of 2017 is extended until December 21st.
Students who cannot commit to the entire program are welcome to apply!
PINC (Promoting Inclusivity In Computing) is a unique educational opportunity at San Francisco State University designed to lower the barriers that biology students experience in learning computer science skills.
A two year program consisting of 15 units of computer science coursework that will expose students to computing topics such as: web design, mobile app development, data structures, and algorithms.
Students take courses with other biology students and courses are uniquely tailored to the PINC Program.
In addition, students are mentored weekly in small groups headed by Computer Science graduate students.
Students earn an Emphasis in Computer Science after successful completion of the curriculum.
NO prior computer science background needed!
Students receive a laptop and Android phone on loan for the duration of the program.
Three PINC students (Kimmie Richardson-Kubitsky-Tsui, Darleen Franklin and Olivia Pham) and Kadie Williams from the CoDE Lab taught a coding workshop for middle school girls as part of the Expanding Your Horizons day at SFSU.
The girls learned to make an app for an Android phone.
PINC is designed as a program for biology majors, and consists of 15 units of computer science coursework (5 courses spread over 4 semesters) that will allow the students to earn an “Emphasis in Computer Science.”
We are looking for students who want to start the PINC program in the spring of 2017. The first class will be taught Tue/ Thu 12:35 – 1:50.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Prof. Ilmi Yoon (firstname.lastname@example.org), Prof. Pleuni Pennings (email@example.com, office hours after Thanksgiving: Tue and Fri 3-4 PM HH 673) or Prof. Carmen Domingo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We recently held two meetings for the new PINC students. In total 23 students came to our meetings to meet some of the professors involved, to enjoy some food, and – of course – to learn more about the class that starts in the fall. Happy to share the powerpoint slides here (made by professor Ilmi Yoon).
These are exciting times for those of us involved in the PINC program!
First of all, we got many applications from very motivated students and we have accepted a great group of students into the program! We will meet most of these students this week at the meetings we set up to meet with them.
Second, we are happy that the first PINC class will start in the fall. In this class, students will work on building an app for an Android phone to record and retrieve information about tick observations in the Bay Area. The class will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:35PM-1:50PM in Hensil Hall 245.
Note that this time and location is a change from earlier announcements, but a big improvement because we have a better room now, the class will be 2x 1.5 hrs instead of one long class late in the day and Dr Pleuni Pennings will be able to join the class.
Come join us for am informal lunch where we will provide information on the PINC program.
We will tell you about the PINC program and answer your questions, and also brainstorm possible research problems that we can work on as part of the PINC program. Please come and meet us!