Are You Up for the Challenge?
Udacity’s Secondary School Student Challenge is underway! We are excited about the hundreds of team leaders who have rallied their communities to learn together this summer. Students from around the world are forming teams, recruiting team members and developing strategies for team success. The competition, which will begin on Monday June 25 and runs through August 26, is challenging students to complete as many units of Udacity’s courses as possible. By forming teams and taking courses, student team leaders have the chance to win a trip to Silicon Valley, where they will meet Sebastian Thrun and ride in his self-driving car!
There are a few Udacity classes that are aimed at secondary school students looking to boost their brain power this summer. Try one of our new classes, Intro to Physics, Intro to Statistics or the very popular Intro to Computer Science. These three are truly entry-level college classes that any student up for it can tackle. Other classes that are worth a try, but may be a bit more challenging are Algorithms or Peter Norvig’s Design of Computer Programs.
Another team from Germany is recruiting team members from across the globe to participate on Team Jusix. Jusix team leaders have created a Facebook group where they plan on posting additional questions, announcements and proving that, “Together, with the community, no problem will stop us!”
High school students from an online school in Oregon are planning on building a private forum for their team’s needs. They have committed to being available five days a week to help and collaborate with their team members.
Form or Join a Team
The ball is rolling and it looks like the stakes are high for the chance to win a trip to Silicon Valley and drive in Sebastian Thrun’s self-driving car!