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A member of Pingry's Entrepreneurship Club, Madeline tells about pitching her business idea at the LaunchX Mid-Atlantic Regional Event in New York City.

A new vending machine on the Basking Ridge Campus, offering healthy snacks and small meals on-the-go, gives busy students another after-school snack option.

Computer Science

The Computer Science curriculum seeks to give students a breadth of experience that will prepare them for future study in the discipline, as well as develop skills that are relevant to other areas of study. Computer Science projects are immersive and allow students to work with both hardware and software to find creative solutions to problems.

Middle School Computer Science Courses

Robotics 6 (Friday Course)

The robotics course offers students hands-on experience with designing, building, and programing modern robots. Using the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robotics kits, students explore ways in which robots can sense data from their environment and be programmed to make decisions based on that data. Students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through regular challenge projects, and advanced or highly interested students can explore more difficult projects.

Computer Thinking and Design 7

This trimester course exposes students to both the technical and creative aspects of computer science through a sequence of hands-on projects. Project topics will include web development, physical computing, video game design, and, time permitting, big data analysis. As students develop their own original websites, they will learn how the Internet and world wide web work, and learn key principles of computer security. Next, students will learn about computer hardware and how to program a device they built themselves. Finally, each student group will design and program their own video game to learn about event-based programming. If time permits, students will investigate the role of big data in our society and learn some techniques for data processing.

Computer Thinking and Design 8 (#09445)

This trimester course exposes students to both the technical and creative aspects of computer science through a sequence of hands-on projects. Project topics will include web development, physical computing, video game design, and, time permitting, big data analysis. As students develop their own original websites, they will learn how the Internet and world wide web work, and learn key principles of computer security. Next, students will learn about computer hardware and how to program a device they built themselves. Finally, each student group will design and program their own video game to learn about event-based programming. If time permits, students will investigate the role of big data in our society and learn some techniques for data processing.