Intel’s Computer Science Academy
Intel’s Computer Science Academy at Oakland Tech gives students computer science opportunities inside and outside the classroom.
Seventy-six Oakland Tech 11th and 12th-graders have been paired with Intel mentors, checking in weekly over email and connecting at quarterly events. Learn more about the Intel Mentorship Program.
9th Grade Engagement
Oakland Tech’s youngest students are getting an early start in tech pathways, with every 9th-grader taking Computer Science. Intel has also donated robotics kits to all classes, and engaged kids in an interactive Computer Science Education Week event using Intel technology.
Students take part in several work-based learning conferences and field trips each year, and Oakland Tech hosts guest speakers from engineering and technology fields. Intel has also brought funding and mentorship to the school’s Robotics and Girls Who Code Clubs.
Intel has had a strong presence at all Computer Science Academy Family Nights and helps the school partner with families to recruit kids from a range of backgrounds into the Academy.
All technology teachers spent a professional development day at Intel headquarters, and two Computer Academy teachers learned programming in a paid two-week Maker experience.
Space & Equipment
Intel purchased new laptops and furniture so that kids in every Computer Science classroom have the tools they need to thrive.
An Academy of Equity
Through our Women in Tech dinner, screening of “Hidden Figures,” and other equity-focused experiences, Intel and Oakland students are always asking—and answering—the question: How can STEM be more diverse?
In the Field
Students have attended several STEM-based events, including the Frontiers Conference, a panel discussion on diversity in STEM at Intel with NASA and Intel leaders, a powerful screening of the movie Hidden Figures, the Extreme Masters gaming convention, the Maker Faire, and the Big Ideas conference. Learn more about Intel in the Field.
Learn about Intel’s summer programs for Oakland Tech students: