Trinity College Hosts Fourth Annual Mobile App Expo on Tuesday, May 23

Local High School Students to Demonstrate Mobile Apps They Designed This Year

​Hartford, Connecticut, May 22, 2017 –

WHAT: The fourth annual Mobile CSP App Expo welcomes students from eight local high schools who will demonstrate the mobile phone apps they have spent long hours developing this school year. The students worked under the tutelage of their computer science teachers, all of whom received special training at Trinity through the Mobile Computer Science Principles (CSP) Project. The event is open to the public; those who attend can try out the students’ mobile apps and vote for a favorite app. For more information, visit http://www.mobile-csp.org/expo.

WHERE: Trinity College

                        Mather Hall, Washington Room

                        300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

                     10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Background: The Mobile CSP project was made possible through a three-year, $926,098 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to Ralph Morelli, professor of computer science, emeritus, at Trinity, in conjunction with the Connecticut chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CTCSTA). Chinma Uche, president of the CTCSTA, is co-principal investigator of the project and Pauline Lake (2013 Trinity graduate) is full-time teacher consultant and staff member for the project.

A rigorous computer science curriculum based on the College Board’s computer science Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles course, the Mobile CSP course has been highlighted by the NSF as an example of a catalyst for change in computer science education. An estimated 51,000 students sat for the very first AP CSP exam on May 5, 2017. Many of the students who will be present at the expo were among those who took the exam. Additional details about Mobile CSP and teacher training taking place this summer can be found at www.mobile-csp.org.