Veronica Catete's Blog

I'm a second year PhD student at NCSU, where I also got my bachelors. I recieved my Masters from UNCC in summer 2012. This is my 5th year participating in the SPARCS program, and second year as a coordinator. My research interest lies somewhere in educational video games and helping students learn in ways that are both fun & engaging for them (hopefully this semester I can narrow that down).
Educational Video Games, Gaming Research, Child Outreach, Relay 4 Life (CCA)

Project Progress

February 24, 2009

So as this month comes to an end, it's time to do some project updates. SPARCS is going good as usual I suppose. Not much happening there until the end of March. The intro to java mentoring is good. My mentee got her 1st project assignment back and did ...

Reflection/Looking Forward

February 12, 2009

I think things are going well so far. I pretty much completed the first level of my goals. I've been meeting regularly with my mentee for 116. I went to my first SPARCS event which was really fun. Working with the kids and seeing what different ideas they had ...

Project Progress

February 5, 2009

So yesterday we had our first information session for CSC116 mentoring. The turnout wasn't quite as we expected. After over an hour of waiting, less than a handful of people showed up. however, I did manage to sign one girl, so that was cool. I think we're planning ...

Warning: Long Rant on Women in Comp Sci

January 27, 2009

So after reading the New York Times article What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?, I find myself at a new state of wonder. In general, I have always been a minority in my classes, if not for one thing, than another. Nevertheless, I don’t feel like a ...

And the ball starts rolling...

January 27, 2009

So I joined STARS for the first time this spring. I also met with my mentor for the first time today. As far as projects are concerned, I decided to go with the SPARCS Outreach and 116 tutoring/mentoring. I like things that incorporate education and technology and teaching so ...