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    The 2017 Computer Science Catalog is Now Available!

    Posted by amyl on Mar 28, 2017 10:10:52 AM

    See What's New for 2017

    Check out our  2017 Computer Science Catalog for new outstanding textbooks, robust student and instructor resources, and a preview of our upcoming new  Virtual Security Cloud Labs.

     

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Nell Dale, New Edition, Android, Catalog, Computer Science Teachers Association, cybersecurity, Information Security, Introduction to Computer Science, ISSA, New Text, android app development, C++, C++ Plus 11, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, computer organization and architecture, Computer Science Education, computer science faculty, computer science textbooks, Cyberethics, Data Structures, Databases, Java, Programming, Python Programming in Context, Software Engineering, STEM, algorithms, app development, Python, virtual security, web design

    The Future of Computer Science and its Education

    Posted by amyl on Feb 3, 2017 11:12:23 AM

    Please welcome guest blogger, Scott Rhodes, Vice Provost of Enrollment for Florida Polytechnic University.

    Recent advancements in cybersecurity, mobile technology and artificial intelligence have opened new doors in the current Information Age. Here’s how:

    Cybersecurity

    Cyber attacks are becoming more and more common. The more we store sensitive data online, the more advanced our cybersecurity needs to be to protect it. According to idtheftcenter.org, there were 781 data breaches in 2015, with the average total cost of a data breach around $3.8 million. These numbers highlight the need for cybersecurity protocols, which is exactly where a degree in computer science comes in handy. Depending on the specialization, studying computer science can help boost cybersecurity processes for health care, financial institutions, and government agencies, to name a few.

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    Topics: Computer Science, education, cybersecurity, Internships, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science Education, computer scientists, florida polytechnic university, hands-on courses, mobile technology, new technology, scott rhodes, STEM, STEM majors

    Top Ten Reasons to Adopt the New Edition of C++ Plus Data Structures

    Posted by amyl on Sep 13, 2016 10:25:23 AM

    C++ Plus Data Structures, Sixth Edition explores the specifications, applications, and implementations of abstract data types with unmatched accessibility.

    There are countless reasons to adopt the new sixth edition, but we've broken down the Top Ten Reasons:

    1. Features the Latest Software – updated with the new C++ Plus 11 features including range-based for loops and threads

    2. Current Content – Includes a new chapter on Sets, Maps, and Hashing as well as a new chapter on Trees Plus that emphasizes balancing of search trees by covering AVL Trees, Red-Black Trees, and B-Trees

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    Topics: Computer Science, Nell Dale, Navigate, C++, C++ Plus 11, Chip Weems, Computer Science Education, Data Structures, Programming, Software Engineering, Tim Richards, Trees Plus, Programming Languages

    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

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