What does FSU STARS do?

An Evening with (Female Entrepreneurship/Mentorship) Series (2-3 per semester)
We visited a local company for the evening to meet with the FEMALE CEO and discuss leadership, entrepreneurship  and strategies for success.  We also bring in speakers to FSU.

Visit to Florida Schools (2 locations per semester)
Speaking to high school and middle school students about FSU, CCI, and the IT/ICT majors.  We have traveled to schools in:

  • Panama City (Bay High, J.R. Arnold High, A. Crawford Mosley High)
  • Pensacola (Pensacola High, Pine Forest High)
  • Sebring/Avon Park (Avon Park High, Sebring High, Hill Gustat Middle, Sebring Middle)
  • Orlando (Celebration High, Osceola High)
  • Tampa (Plant HIgh, East Lake  Westlake Academy)
  • Ft. Myers (Fort Myers High, North Fort Myers High, Fort Myers Middle Academy)
  • Jacksonville (Sandalwood High, Lake Asbury Junior High)

High School Visits (local schools) (3 high schools per semester)

Elementary School STEM clubs (3 schools per semester)

Hosting Schools visits
We coordinate schools visits to FSU for the following schools:

  • Wakulla High
  • Leon High
  • Marianna High
  • Bay High
  • Godby High

Support of STEM programs with bi-weekly visits to:

  • Conley Elementary
  • Chaires Elementary
  • Gilchrist Elementary
  • Reudiger Elementary
  • Hawks RIse Middle

Feed Your Brain (4-6 events per semester)

Club Day
Event hosted to inform CCI students about involvement opportunities within the university. Clubs present include:

  • WISE
  • Ad Club
  • SGA
  • Human vs. Zombies
  • Student Conduct Board
  • Garnet and Gold Scholar Society
  • C.H.I.C.S.
  • Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society
  • Taekwondo Club
  • Poetic N Club

…and more!

TSA Annual Conference

TSA members throughout the nation all agree that for them, the highlight of the school year is unquestionably the annual national conference. The TSA national conference is packed with competitive events and challenging activities that foster personal growth and leadership development. Each year TSA members are offered these and many more opportunites at the national conference.

CS Unplugged

CS Unplugged is a program to “demystify” CS. Programming is a skill that people avoid (maybe they heard about the MATH). STARS teaches Computer Science through engaging games, stripped-down problem solving, pseudo-code, and logic development. Our team introduces students to underlying concepts such as problem solving, binary, algorithms, and turtle logic. CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary schoolers to seniors.

Game Design Workshops

Technology Camps – Game Design, Coding, All-Girls

Technology is becoming increasingly integrated into our every day lives, and upcoming students must have a good grasp of technology in order to be successful. Unfortunately many schools do not have the time or resources to educated their students on subjects relating to technology, and so students must learn these skills on their own. CCI Camps are camps and workshops held by the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. These are free to the public and related to technology topics such as coding, game design, security, and web design. This is a great way for students to learn more about technology and its uses in a safe environment. While we may expand our program in the future, at this time the camps are only open to middle school students in Leon County.

TSA Leadership Conference (Orlando): STARS help plan introductory events, attended the conference, ran activities for teams, as well as provided support to the TSA leadership.  STARS students presented topics (leadership, communication, team building, mentoring, college choices, etc.).  Conference is attended by TSA Leadership teams from around the STATE with about 200+ attendees.