Trinity Hosts Fifth Annual Mobile App Expo on Tuesday, May 22

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

​Hartford, Connecticut, May 21, 2018 –

WHAT:    The fifth annual Mobile CSP App Expo welcomes students from 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 through Trinity College’s 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 Please see attached flyer and program. The program includes the event agenda and names of participating schools and teachers.

WHERE:    Trinity College – Mather Hall, Washington Room, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, Connecticut

WHEN:    Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

A high school student speaks with Tim Cresswell, dean
of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs,
about the mobile app she designed, while a local
journalist covers the 2017 Mobile App Expo.

Photo by Andrew J. Concatelli. 
BACKGROUND:   The Mobile CSP project was made possible through a three-year, $926,098 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded in 2012 to Ralph Morelli, professor emeritus of computer science at Trinity, in conjunction with the Connecticut chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CTCSTA). The project is now serving more than 600 teachers and 10,000 students nationwide.

Pauline Lake (2013 Trinity graduate), who is teacher consultant and staff member for the Mobile CSP project as well as vice president of CTCSTA, coordinates the Mobile App Expo each year to provide a chance for area high school students to celebrate their mobile app accomplishments and interact with their peers from other high schools.

A rigorous computer science curriculum based on the College Board’s 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. Additional details about Mobile CSP and teacher training taking place this summer can be found at For more about the project, view the video Mobile CSP: Using Mobile Apps to Engage Students in CS.