PINC students teach coding to middle school girls

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.

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Application for Spring 2017 now open

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.

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PINC students in the classroom.

Apply here: 2017 PINC Application.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Prof. Ilmi Yoon (ilmi@sfsu.edu), Prof. Pleuni Pennings (pennings@sfsu.edu, office hours after Thanksgiving: Tue and Fri 3-4 PM HH 673) or Prof. Carmen Domingo (cdomingo@sfsu.edu).

For more information, download the flyer here: pincflyerversiondec2016.

Content of the PINC program

5 courses, 15 units total, taken during 4 semesters:

  1. CSc 306 (Computing and App Design for Biologists),
  2. CSc 307 (Web and Databases for Biologists),
  3. CSc 220 (Data Structures and Algorithms),
  4. CSc 690 (Two special topic courses, lectures & independent research project)

Deadline to apply is Dec. 7st 2016

Add an emphasis in computer science to your CV!

Mentoring by CS grad students and Bio Professors!

Apply your new CS skills to biology topics & improve your job prospects!

No prior CS knowledge needed!

Want to talk to PINC student? Please join us at PINC BBQ on 12/3. Details will follow on this website.

More information about the upcoming PINC classes

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).

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PINC students will start by learning to use app inventor and move on to JAVA later in the fall semester.

 

Students accepted to PINC program, first class starts in fall 2016

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 have lunch with PINC on April 27th!

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PINC Explanation Lunch (4/27 Wed 12:00-1:30, HH501)

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!