CODECraft develop a new way to teach programming basic skills while you play a super popular game called Minecraft. Using different Minecraft modification (Forge, Mystcraft, Agrarianskies and Computercraft) to create what we call CODECraft. In CODECraft, the students will program a “turtle “that is a robot, to do some specific task faster than if they do it manually using a program language called LUA to create structures like houses, floors, walls in 3D using loops, variable, statements and functions. Our hope is that students will find this game amazing and engaging and they will demonstrate transferred programing skills from the game to real programing languages like Python or C++. This summer we create a really impressive level in CODECraft as proof of our concepts, and we look to test that level in middle school students from the NCSU summer camps.
Reniel Irizarry Del Toro, Gerardo E. Serrano Rodriguez
The Liverpool Telescope is a 2.0 metre fully robotic facility sited at Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma, Canary Islands. The Liverpool Telescope Time Allocation Committee is now accepting proposals for JMU time for observations in Semester 2020A (1st Jan 2020 – 31st Aug 2020). Full details of the telescope, instrumentation and proposal submission process (Phase 1) are available from http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/.