Del Mar Times Newspaper, November 14, 2011
"Former Navy pilot, electrical engineer and computer manufacturer Vic Wintriss has the outrageous idea that children of grade- and middle-school ages can be taught computer programming — and, who knows, might even become the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates — or at least help alleviate a looming national shortage of one million programmers that threatens the current U.S. leadership status in technology."
By: Sherry Booth Freeman, Ph.D.NC State Unniversity
"One of the greatest challenges facing the U.S. technology economy today is a crucial shortage of skilled and trained information technology professionals. While there are currently more than half a million open jobs across every industry that require computing skills, employers are only able to fill an estimated 30% of the positions.
Lead Teacher Keith Groves along with students Yashwin Madakamutil, Alec Howell and Evan Wright represented The LEAGUE. The students are pictured talking to The Honorable Janine A. Davidson, Under Secretary of the Navy who is the 2nd highest ranking civilian official in the Department of the Navy.
STEM Committee at 2016 Navy Gold Coast
Gold Coast 2016 was another successful event for NDIA SD Chapter STEM Committee and their Robotic Demonstration at Gold Coast. The kids and their robots seem to always capture Industry and Government attention year after year and this year was no different. The Honorable Janine A. Davidson, Under Secretary of the Navy and Ms. Emily Harman, Director, DON Office of Small Business Programs met with the students and their robots. The Under Secretary of the Navy led the kids over to SPAWAR SSC-Pacific exhibit area to talk with SSC-Pacific engineering staff.
School Robotic Teams in attendance include; Kearney High School HammerHeads led by John Driego de Dios, San Dieguito High School Academy Paradox, LEAGUE of Amazing Programmers led by Keith Groves, Westview High School Team #3341, Francis Parker 2485 WarLords led by Ryan Griggs, Boys and Girls Clubs of greater San Diego Dragons led by Sandra Adarwash, San Ysidro High School Cougarbots led by Carrie Northum, Poway High School Team 1622 and Team Spyder led by Rodger Dohm, Olympic View Elementary School FLL Team 3454 and Chula Vista Elementary School District FLL Team 24238 led by Victoria Wiseman, Gloria McKearney, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings, and Miss MacDonald.
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This year we embarked upon a unique partnership with E3 Civic High School to offer Java programming classes as an elective class. It has been a great success and we hope the students have enjoyed it as much as we have! We are hoping that the students have gained a love for programming and will continue their programming education.
The LEAGUE is a 501c(3) non-profit institution and our mission is to provide programming instruction to underserved areas of San Diego. Our goal is to provide this instruction to as many students as possible!
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