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What is the CyberTech/ALICE program:

CyberTech-ITEST including ALICE is a strategic educational initiative based in the Computer Science & Information Systems Department at Kennesaw State University and is funded by the National Science Foundation under their Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program.  CyberTech/ALICE is designed to attract under-represented students (African-American, Hispanic, women, 1st generation college students) as well as others into careers in the sciences, particularly computer science, and prepare them to succeed in a university degree program in the computing sciences.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for the ALICE program.  Those accepted will earn a full tuition-paid scholarship for  ALICE.  The cost for ALICE is underwritten by a major grant from The National Science Foundation or is sponsored by a Georgia based corporation.

What are the requirements for being selected?

We are looking for both male and female students who have good math skills and who would like to learn more about possible careers in technology.  While we would like for our students to have GPA’s of 3.0 or higher we regularly accept students with lower GPA’s who show a strong interest.  You must be able to get along with others, follow directions, be on-time and have a good attendance and discipline record.  There are no previous high school classes required to get into the program.

What is the procedure for being accepted into the program?

First, talk to the counselor or teacher who is the ALICE representative in your school. If you don’t know who that person is, check the CyberTech/ALICE website, http://ct.kennesaw.edu  and click on “How to Apply”.  You will receive an application packet from that person.  Set down with your parents or guardian and fill out the application packet material together.

After the material is completely filled out, take it back to school and turn it in to your CyberTech representative.

At that time your application will be reviewed.  If selected for an interview, the CyberTech/ALICE representative from your school will schedule a time for you to meet with the CyberTech/ALICE Director from Kennesaw State University for a brief interview. 

After the interview you and your parents will be notified by letter if you have been accepted into the program. 

Is there homework?

There may be a very limited amount of homework in ALICE.

When does the ALICE program take place?

The first day of ALICE will be Monday, June 2, 2008.  You will attend daily, Monday through Friday through June, 27, 2008.  The CyberTech/ALICE recognition program will be on Saturday, June 28, 2008 in the Convocation Center at KSU.  MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW!       

If I know I’m going to miss time in ALICE should I forget about applying?

Attendance in ALICE is mandatory.  We want you to be there everyday.  We realize however that things occur, planned and unplanned.  If you know there will be a conflict during the summer please bring it up during your interview and you can discuss it with the KSU representative.
In the meantime, go ahead and apply!

Will my experience in CyberTech/ALICE be limited to interaction with students from my own school?

No.  While in ALICE your class will consist of students from other schools as well as your own.

Is Joint Enrollment available with KSU for AP Computer Science?

Yes it is, but you must meet certain criteria and have Joint Enrollment arranged the year before you plan to be involved.  More information is available on the Kennesaw State University website, www.kennesaw.edu  .

Is there a dress code?  If so, what is it?  Why is there a dress code.

Yes there is a dress code anytime you’re on campus.  The code is business casual.  For males, dress shoes, khakis, and polo shirts.  Shirts with ties are fine as well.  For girls, slacks, modest length skirts, dress shoes, sweaters, blouses.  No jeans, jean jackets, capri’s, tennis shoes, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, etc. 
We feel that it’s extremely important to know what it feels like to be a young professional.  This dress code provides you with the opportunity to know what it’s like to dress for success every day. 

What about transportation to KSU?

Transportation is provided from your school to Kennesaw State University and back to your school for ALICE.  AP Computer Science will take place at your school. 

 


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