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    The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture Wins Third Texty Award

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Feb 27, 2015 12:33:51 PM

    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, both of Pennsylvania State University, with previous wins for the Second and Third editions.

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    Topics: Award, TAA, Texty, The Essentials of Computer Organization and Archit, The Text and Academic Authors Association, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, Null

    Computer Science Careers Among 2015 Best Jobs

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Feb 17, 2015 2:11:09 PM

    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 ranks jobs in a variety of industries based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary, and job satisfaction.

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    Topics: Foundations, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computer Systems Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Software Developer, US News

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

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Feb 9, 2015 1:29:17 PM

    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 Dale and John Lewis’ best-selling Computer Science Illuminated Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access  is now available.

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    Topics: Nell Dale, New Edition, Computer Science Illuminated, Introduction to Computer Science, Navigate, new edition, Computer Science Education, Introductory Computer Science, John Lewis

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

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 29, 2014 12:08:22 PM

    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 at over four times the average. Yet, many high schools around the country do not require computer science as a requirement for math or science.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, computing, Introduction to Computer Science, U.S. News & World Report, Computer Science Education, Programming, Purdue University

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

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 17, 2014 10:08:07 AM

    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.

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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, MIT, Introduction to Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Cassandra Peterson, Cassie Peterson, Columbia University, Computer Science Education, Stanford University, University of Washington

    Happy Computer Science Education Week!

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 8, 2014 9:25:35 AM

    Join us in celebrating the fifth annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEDWeek) December 8-14, 2014.

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    Topics: computing, Hour of Code, Computer Science Education Week, Computing in the Core, CSEdWeek, Grace Murray Hopper, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Programming

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

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Nov 25, 2014 10:29:15 PM

    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 will increase computer science faculty by 50 percent thanks to a gift from Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp’s biggest shareholder and former CEO. Ballmer’s donation will allow Harvard to hire 12 new instructors, bringing the size of the computer science faculty to 36.

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    Topics: Harvard University, Introduction to Computer Science, Bloomberg.com, Computer Science Education, Drew Faust, Programming, Yale University

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

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Nov 19, 2014 11:59:03 AM

    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 growing and overall enrollment is up at most major universities, only about 18% of computer science and engineering majors are women. Why is that?

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, higher education, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Geeks, MentorNet, Million Women Mentors, STEM, Tricia Barry, FabFems, Geek Bus, Washington Post, We the Geeks, White House, women in Computer Science

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

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Nov 6, 2014 12:24:50 PM

    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 Student, needs  $5,000,000 in order to accomplish this goal, and Code.org plans to match every donation dollar for dollar, up to $2,500,000.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Hour of Code, An Hour of Code for Every Student, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Programming

    Which IT profession is right for you?

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 28, 2014 9:43:56 AM

    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 an idea about what various jobs entail and which of them will be demanded in the future. Here's a selection of the most interesting and profitable careers in IT.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, IT, Computer Science Education, IT Professions

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