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.
According to a recent article in The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah’s public school system doesn’t prepare its students adequately for their future jobs and careers. In fact, they currently only ask that graduates prove they have basic office skills to create a document, build spreadsheets, and organize files.
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Despite the increasing demand for technology workers, finding qualified candidates has been continuously difficult. One cause may be due to misconceptions about the field. Alberto Segre, head of the University of Iowa Computer Science Department, recently told The Daily Iowan that “Computational thinking is normally understood as thinking like a computer scientists, but it’s more than that…It’s a shame for undergraduates and graduated today without an exposure of computational thinking…there hasn’t been a field that hasn’t been used by computation.”
Now in it's fifth edition, Computer Science Illuminated has surpassed its competitors as the market leading textbook for introductory computer science. Authored by two of today's most respected computer science educators, Nell Dale and John Lewis, the Fifth Edition continues its thorough presentation of computing systems to provide computer science majors with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a comprehensive and complete introduction to computing.
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