Computer science program gets a boost at Sunset Middle School

Sunset Middle School in Longmont has been accepted into the Amazon Future Engineer Program enhancing the computer science curriculum for teachers and participating students in partnership with Project STEM

The opportunity provides three years of funding for computer science courses for sixth through eighth grade students. The program includes support from experts and self-paced online courses,  according to a news release. 

“Project STEM is a national project that is looking for ways to (develop) future engineers and get them interested in the future of computer science work,” said Anthony Barela, principal of Sunset Middle. “I did research on that and found what the process looked like… filled paperwork knowing it would be a good fit.”