Computer and Information Technologies Workshops

A series of virtual programs that combine hands-on technology with employer and postsecondary expertise is designed for high school students who are interested in career tech pathways. Cincinnati State, Miami University, Southern State, University of Cincinnati and area employers are collaborating to offer programs.

Sessions will be adapted to home or in-school delivery. To request a program, submit the form below the session list. Scheduling and session information will provided.

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Paul Weingartner, Cincinnati State
Students can work in teams to explore some of the basic elements of cybersecurity.  Finding information hidden in resources is a key aspect if cybersecurity and a fun treasure hunt, which we call “Capture the flag” or CTF activities to hone our skills with these technologies.
Grade level: 10-12
Click the file for additional details. Cybersecurity Tech Prep

Fun with Programming
Tomie Gartland, Cincinnati State
Students will work in teams to compete against each other.The object of the game is to get as many points as you can without the snake hitting the wall or biting himself. Each time the green snake eats a strawberry cake, he will grow. See if you can read this programming code and figure out how snake really works!
Materials: Computer access; program link will be shared prior to session
Grade level: 9-12


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DAVID HARTZ, Electronic Media – University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash

This workshop will explore the old animation technique of Rotoscoping to create a lifelike animation in Adobe Photoshop. At the beginning of the workshop there will be a lecture on Eadweard Muybridge and his pioneering work in motion studies. Then a brief history lesson on Max Fleischer and his invention of Rotoscoping. The bulk of the workshop will be a hands-on demonstration of how to create a rotoscoping animation in Adobe Photoshop using an Eadweard Muybridge motion model in the public domain.

Each student should have Adobe Photoshop software and a copy of the provided Eadweard Muybridge motion model.


Using Color for Maximum Impact in Graphic Design

Nicole Trimble, Electronic Media – University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash

An introduction to color theory, how color influences our emotions and attracts our attention and how designers use color to communicate.

  1. Color Basics:
    • Hue
    • Saturation
    • Temperature
    • Color wheel
    • Color schemes: Complementary, Split-Complementary, Triadic, Monochromatic
  1. Color’s Influence on Our Mood & Emotions
  2. Using Color & Contrast in Graphic Design
  3. Design Exercise
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