Author Archives: Cassie Peterson

The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture Wins Third Texty Award

The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) awarded a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) to The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fourth Edition by Linda Null and Julia Lobur. This is the third Texty award for Null and Lobur, … Continue reading

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Computer Science Careers Among 2015 Best Jobs

U.S. News & World Report has released their ranking of 100 best jobs for 2015. Beginning with the occupations that the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022, the list … Continue reading

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Now Available: Computer Science Illuminated, Sixth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Are you looking for the perfect introductory Computer Science text that includes access to a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools? The sixth edition of Nell … Continue reading

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Increasing Efforts to Create Computer Science Requirements in U.S. High Schools

According to Code.org, the U.S. will have 1 million more computer science jobs than students with computer science degrees by 2020. Careers in these fields are increasing at twice the national average, and in some states computing jobs are growing … Continue reading

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MIT’s Computer Science Department Named Most Innovative in the Country

As one of the fastest growing disciplines in schools around the country, the computer science revolution has made computing one of the most exciting and essential subjects to study at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Recently, Computer Science Degree … Continue reading

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Happy Computer Science Education Week!

Join us in celebrating the fifth annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEDWeek) December 8-14, 2014. CSEdWeek is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition and … Continue reading

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Donation from Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Baller Allows Harvard to Expand Computer Science Program

Keeping on trend with most universities and colleges around the country, demand for computer science courses at Harvard University has been increasing exponentially over the past few years. To keep up with the demand for its fastest growing major, Harvard … Continue reading

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Is the “Geek” Label Alienating Women in Computer Science?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10-year job outlook for all 12 major Computer Science and Information Technology Occupations will increase by 13-37%, most of which is much faster than the national average. Yet, while the field is … Continue reading

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Code.org Launches New Campaign to Introduce 100 Million Students to Coding in One Year

Code.org launched its first crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last month with the goal of providing 100 million students worldwide with the opportunity to study computer science for one hour every day. The project, called An Hour of Code For Every … Continue reading

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Which IT profession is right for you?

The IT sector offers an unusually wide and varied job range, which can suit people with different personalities, preferences and technical skills. In order to make the right decisions when setting up your IT career path, it’s essential to have … Continue reading

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