Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: ScienceA new approach to science education, involving the establishment of a new university-based science organisation, will use the National Broadband Network (NBN) to facilitate the engagement of high school students across the country in emerging fields such as nanotechnology, astrophysics and pharmaceuticals.
“Dude, I think that girl sitting in front of us is a CS major.”
“Nah, look at that glittery shit in her hair.”
Bonnie McLindon, a junior computer science major at Stanford University, fumes as she works in CS 103, her hardest class at Stanford, office hours. The two guys sitting behind her are referring to the tinsel in her hair, a tradition of Stanford’s Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has made a massive gift to his alma mater, Harvard, that will enable its computer science faculty to grow 50 percent by adding 12 new professors. Ballmer told the Harvard Crimson that his goal is to see the university’s computer science department rival its peers at MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and maybe U.C. Berkeley. Read More
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America’s elite institutions came out in full force for computer science education. First, the House of Representatives voted to update its traditional students arts competition to include a nationwide mobile apps competition.
A perfect GPA isn't cool. You know what's cool? Advancing an open source project. To help computer science students prepare for jobs (and boost its own recruiting efforts) Facebook today publicly launched Open Academy. The partnership with premier CS universities sets up a special class where students get college credit for contributing to open source projects.
It's a damn shame that articles like this have to be written. Computer Science should be a graduation requirement or, at the very least, count toward high school graduation math or science requirements.
Unfortunately, according to code.org, 9 out of 10 schools dont even offer computer programming classes.