Computers Become a City in Yale’s STEM Curriculum

February 14, 2017 | Karen Schultz

Yale undergraduates bring computer architecture and design into the high school classroom with a unique approach to STEM.

Today, kids can usually pick up any device and start using it right away. But to them, the inner workings of computers may be a complete mystery. Jacob Marks, a Yale senior and president of the Ventures in Science at Yale (ViS) student organization, along with his colleagues designed the “It’s a Processor” lesson plan to help students demystify computer hardware. Analogies and demonstrations help illustrate how all of the hardware components in a computer come together to perform computational tasks.

Student holding a Gumstix board

Explore the free curriculum and follow the Yale Pathway to Science students as they participate in the program on the Gumstix Guru blog.