Ubah Medical Academy to Offer Computer Science Courses with Amazon Future Engineer
Ubah Medical Academy is now part of the Amazon Future Engineer program and will receive funding from Amazon to start offering computer science classes to students in the Fall of 2019. Ubah Medical Academy is one of more than 1,000 high schools across the country currently signed up for Amazon Future Engineer, a national program aimed at making computer science accessible to all students.
With Amazon Future Engineer’s funding, UMA will offer Intro to Computer Science and Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles courses through curriculum provider, Edhesive. Amazon’s funding provides preparatory lessons, tutorials, and professional development for teachers, fully sequenced and paced digital curriculum for students, and live online support every day of the week for both teachers and students. These full-year and semester-long courses are designed to inspire, prepare, and propel students in their pursuit of computer science education. All students participating in this program will receive a free membership to AWS Educate which provides them with access to computing power in the AWS Cloud for their coding projects and content to learn about cloud computing.
Launched in November, 2018, Amazon Future Engineer is a four-part childhood-to-career program intended to inspire, educate, and prepare children and young adults from underrepresented and underserved communities to pursue careers in the fast-growing field of computer science. Each year, Amazon Future Engineer aims to inspire more than 10 million kids to explore computer science; provide over 100,000 young people in over 2,000 high schools access to Intro or AP Computer Science courses; award 100 students with four-year $10,000 scholarships, as well as offer guaranteed and paid Amazon internships to gain work experience. Amazon Future Engineer is part of Amazon’s $50 million investment in computer science/STEM education.
UMA students who would like to register for this opportunity can sign-up here or contact Amy Fettig (Amy.Fettig@umahs.org) for more information.