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    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

    Verizon Commercial Urges Parents to Encourage Their Daughters’ Interest in Science & Technology

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jul 21, 2014 12:32:47 PM

    A new Verizon Wireless ad released last month titled “Inspire Her Mind” provides a theory as to why many women often grow up with little interest in science and technology. The ad suggests that many girls are raised with a focus on their looks over their minds. Rather than telling them that they’re pretty, the ad argues we should be encouraging them to believe they’re “pretty brilliant” instead.

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    Topics: Computer Science, education, Engineering, Introduction to Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer Science Education, Inspire Her Mind, Makers, STEM, Verizon Wireless

    Technology Shift Continues for High School Graduates

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jun 19, 2014 11:17:24 AM

    High school seniors are increasingly opting to pursue STEM studies after graduation. According to The Boston Globe, in Medfield, Massachusetts, just south of Boston, 27 percent of seniors this year have chosen to study computer science, mathematics, engineering, or science in college, up from 19 percent in 2007. In fact, the number of Medfield seniors declaring majors in these fields has now exceeded the traditionally popular business majors.

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    Topics: Computer Science, education, Engineering, Introduction to Computer Science, Massachusetts, Medfield, shift, STEM, The Boston Globe

    Utah Educators and Parents Urge Board of Education to Boost Students’ Exposure to Computer Science

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jul 30, 2013 2:52:02 PM

    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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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, education, high school, learning solutions, Introduction to Computer Science, STEM, The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, Utah Board of Education

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