The students, which were from the first year of Sandvika high school, attended aprogramming course at Simuladivided intotwo half-days. The course was directed at students in the natural sciences.
Through SSRI's youth outreach activities we currently offer three different programming courses, all of whichprovide an introduction to how programming can be used to solve tasks that are relevant to the natural sciences. In last week'scourse, the students were guided through the basic concepts in programming (variables, loops, lists, functions, etc), where the final goal is for thestudents touse what they have learnt to simulate different types of population dynamics. Programming is a useful and flexible tool that many will be able to use at a later stage, especially those that are considering a career in the natural sciences. Learning how to program is a valuable skill, with great importance for society, and the concepts we teach in our courses will make the students well equipped to continue with any kindof programming in their further education.