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.
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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Join us in celebrating the fifth annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEDWeek) December 8-14, 2014.
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.
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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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.
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.
Are you looking for a new way to engage and compel students in C++? Award-winning duo, Nell Dale and Chip Weems, offers the clearest and most comprehensive introductory C++ text with Programming and Problem Solving with C++: Comprehensive, Sixth Edition. With a student-centered, pragmatic, and hands-on approach, the text makes even the most difficult concepts in computer science programming accessible to all students. Comprehensive and student-friendly, Programming and Problem Solving with C++, Sixth Edition is the definitive text for introductory computer science programming courses.
Research has started to provide strong evidence that students who find meaning and significance in their studies are more engaged and driven to master the material at hand. Students participating in the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS), also known as Software for Humanity, can attest to that theory firsthand.
By 2018, 1.1 million Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs will need to be filled in California, nearly half of which will be computing related. With Computer Science becoming increasingly important in many industries, one California lawmaker is trying to help high school students better prepare for their future success.
Topics: Alex Padilla, California State University, Computer Science Education, Computer Science Education, Governor Jerry Brown, Introduction to Computer Science, Senate Bill 1200, STEM, STEM jobs, University of California