If you can decipher “PB&J,” then without a doubt you can start coding, as in writing a computer program, says computer scientist Devin Cook.
Cook is a computer science professor at Sacramento State, who will lead the Coding Academy for High School Students. This academy and one on Cyber Security are the newest offerings in the 2017 Summer Academies for High School Students at Sacramento State.
Growing up in rural Washington, near the Idaho border, Nicole Rogers was already living the Farm-to-Fork tradition. “There wasn’t a lot of fast food,” she recalls, “so we ate a lot at home. My mom fixed fresh food, what was in season, and what was available.” Rogers plans to bring her home-grown appreciation for local harvests, and what she calls the region’s “beautiful food,” to Sacramento State this summer.
Nicole Rogers, head of the Farm-to-Fork initiative for the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, answers questions about the inaugural Farm-to-Fork Summer Academy, hosted by the College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State.
The News10@9 newscast featured the Fashion Academy taught by Ernie Olson, professor emeritus at Sacramento State, and Esther Amato, a lecturer in the Family & Consumer Sciences Department. “It’s a little bit of everything: fashion illustration, creating marketing plans and actually sewing and having fun,” said Amato.
Laurie Earl knows the law — as a public defender who represented people accused of a crime, then on the other side of the aisle as a deputy district attorney who prosecuted them, and finally, as a judge. And for the first time, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl shared her unique perspective with high school students at Sacramento State this summer.
TV personality Courtney Dempsey from “Good Day” popped in for the kickoff of the 2017 Summer Academies for High School Students at Sacramento State. She was particularly intrigued by the two new additions to the line-up: the Coding Academy and the Cyber Security Academy. So she caught up with the two computer science professors who put it all together: Devin Cook and Jun Dai.