This week is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), an annual program dedicated to inspiring elementary, middle, and high school students to take interest in computer science.

Students, parents, and educators across America view computer science education as important for student success. However, access to computer science learning is still not universal in K-12 schools, according to a recent report.

To help address this, David Hill, a computer science major at Howard University, taught computer programming to middle and high school students in Washington D. C.

While he volunteered as a computer science tutor at local schools in the district, he also served as a key supporter in the launch of a local innovation hub, which aims to close the technology inequality gap for residents in the D.C. area

Hill’s outstanding achievements and contributions in promoting computer science, and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, won him the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Student Leadership Award.

BEYA student leadership awards recognize an undergraduate or graduate student with inspiring grades and a proven desire to help others to succeed.

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) runs from December 3-9 this year. Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education, organizes CSEdWeek as a grassroots campaign each year.

In celebration of the 2018 CSEdWeek, the Computer Science Teachers Association and Code.org have announced the second annual Champions of Computer Science Awards.  The winners represent the students, teachers, schools, districts, and organizations working to make computer science education accessible for everyone.

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