Computer Science

Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering

The Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program connects motivated high school students with mentors in pre-professional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) internships.

Internships are eight-week, full-time summer positions, designed by mentors themselves. These internships take place throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, including Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, and Vancouver. Mentor organizations include universities, hospitals and research institutions and private companies. 

Heads up, the 2020 ASE Application is officially open. Keep checking back, as they continue to post internship positions throughout the winter. The application deadline is Friday, March 6th 2020.

Let me know what I can do to support you in applying. I’m happy to point you to resources with this process.

Computer Science

Most Popular Websites 1996-2019


xkcd: Earthquake Early Warnings

Earthquake Early Warnings


Reddit: What free software is so good you can’t believe it’s available for free?

This is a “your mileage may vary” I do NOT support all of these as useful…but it was on the Internet. List was sent in by a former student

Over 1000 upvotes:

  1. Google Maps: Navigation app –
  2. Blender: 3D modeling software –
  3. VLC: Video player –
  4. The Windows Snipping Tool: Screen capture tool –
  5. Space Engine: Space exploration simulator –
  6. Wikipedia: Online encyclopedia –
  7. MuseScore: Music notation software –
  8. Audacity: Audio editing software –
  9. Handbrake: video converter –
  10. Zotero: Reference manager –
  11. Online Calculator –
  12. Calibre: ebook manager –
  13. Notepad++: Text Editor –
  14. Lego simulator –
  15. Search Everything: Instant file search software –
  16. LaTeX: Document software –
  17. Contains music, movies, books, software, games, and webpages –
  18. Linux/Apache/Postgres/Gcc: Various Linux based OS’s, webservers, compilers, etc. –
  19. Discord: Chat and Communication software –
  20. OBS Studio: Streaming and Recording software –
  21. Krita: Digital design –
  22. R: Statistics software –
  23. pfSense: Firewall software –
  24. FreeNAS: File server software –
  25. Gimp: Digital design –
  26. OpenSCAD: 3D Model scripting software –
  27. This list –
  28. Malwarebytes: Malware protection –
  29. Unity: Game design software –
  30. Online diagram software –
  31. Paint.NET: Image design –
  32. Draftsight: Free CAD –
  33. 7Zip: File archiving –
  34. Plex: Media storage access –
  35. Libre Office: Document editing suite –
  36. KeePass: Password manager –
  37. DaVinci Resolve: Video color correcting/editing –
  38. Inkscape: Vector art software –
  39. Google’s Apps: Google’s document suite (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, etc) –
  40. Duolingo: Language learning –
  41. Darktable: Photo workflow a la lightroom – and
  42. MPD/Mopidy: F/OSS music player daemon –
  43. Doom shareware: A classic game – a 3.5” floppy disk

New School Year, New Principal

I was in Saturday working on getting Room 383 up and going.

The new principal was here first.

When I left, everyone else was gone, EXCEPT Mr. Lawyer, he was still putting another hour in by himself to get the school looking the way it should for everyone to arrive.

2019/20 is just about to roll out!