“Ideas are the real stuff of computer science,” Carlos Bueno states in the introduction to Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things, his tale of a bright young girl lost in a place called Userland.
While Lauren tries to find her way home several issues arise that she has to fix in order to keep moving forward. She meets several new friends along her journey, and together they expand their knowledge about technology. No computers involved.
She solves puzzles and algorithms using logic, common sense and problem-solving skills. In this witty tale that brings computer science to life the reader is introduced to technology skills in a creative way that they can understand. Bueno even included notes in the back of the book for the reader to learn more about logic and computer science in the real world.
Reserve a copy of Lauren Ipsum at www.cobbcat.org or visit any Cobb County library to place a hold for this new book and other items.
Cobb County Public Library System offers a summertime program to young girls just like Lauren Ipsum in which they can learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in an encouraging environment.
Our program, GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) is looking for girls ages 13 – 17 who are interested in getting hands on experience in STEM. It will be offered at five libraries and runs for four weeks at each library. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, AND IS LIMITED TO 25 SPOTS PER LIBRARY.
Girls must commit to attending the program for all four weeks.