The Computer Science Teachers Association Western Mass chapter hosted a free workshop for teachers on Microsoft MakeCode for Minecraft on December 15 at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. Continue reading Teaching Computer Science Using Minecraft
Holyoke Codes ran a Cyber Security Workshop for Girls Inc. on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 for Computer Science Education Week. The workshop was attended by 21 middle school aged girls, members of The Girls Inc. Eureka Program Rookies group. Eureka! Scholars spend time on the UMass Amherst campus and elsewhere, experiencing lab-based activities in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The girls learned about digital forensics and cybersecurity with topics such as cryptography, steganography, passwords, and privacy to solve a mystery in a Capture the Flag (CTF) contest. The CTF contest was custom created by Prof. Beryl Hoffman and her Elms College Computer Information Technology students for Holyoke Codes. The contest uses a series of challenges involving cybersecurity concepts to solve the mystery of a kidnapped cat (for a demo, login with team name: test, password: test). Three new challenges were added this year, including one on Dr. Azer Bestavros’ research project on Additive Secret Sharing.
Support for the event was provided by the National Science Foundation CISE SaTC Frontier Award #1414119 to Boston University, entitled MACS: A Modular Approach to Cloud Security.
This experience will also be available via Holyoke Codes workshops open to the public at no charge (www.holyokecodes.org).
With the closure of Holyoke’s Paper City Brewing in 2017, the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center and its neighbors are excited to welcome a new small batch brewing company to Race Street.
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MGHPCC and Holyoke Codes will partner with researchers from UMass Amherst and Elms College.
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At an award ceremony held at the Mayor’s Office June 4th, two members of the Holyoke Public School’s class of 2018 received Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) scholarships totaling $10K. Continue reading MGHPCC Awards $10K in Scholarships to Local Graduating Seniors
Code Week hosted at the MGHPCC brings a coding and robotics experience to all seventh and eighth grade students in the Holyoke Public School system. Continue reading Holyoke Codes: Code Week 2018
Holyoke Codes explores computational molecular biophysics with Northeastern University Professor of Physics Paul Whitford. Continue reading Holyoke Codes: Molecular Biophysics through Computing
On December 9, 2017, Holyoke Codes held a Computer Science Education Week Cyber Security workshop for the Girls Inc. Eureka Program. Eureka! Scholars spend time on the UMass Amherst campus and elsewhere, experiencing lab-based activities in science, technology, engineering and math. In this workshop, a group of 22 middle and high school aged girls learned about digital forensics (browser history, image metadata), cryptography and Caesar shift code, steganography, cracking passwords, and recovering information in deleted files to solve a mystery in a Capture the Flag (CTF) contest. Continue reading Holyoke Codes: CS Education Week Cyber Security Workshop