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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

    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

    Proposed California Bill Would Allow Computer Science Classes to Fulfill Undergrad Math Requirements

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Sep 25, 2014 4:02:24 PM

    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.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Introduction to Computer Science, Alex Padilla, California State University, Computer Science Education, Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Bill 1200, STEM, STEM jobs, University of California

    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

    Massachusetts Tech Hub Caucus Addresses Need for More Computer Science Majors

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jun 18, 2013 9:11:49 AM

    Across Massachusetts, lawmakers report that there are currently two unemployed people for every one job. However, the opposite is the case for all STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs where there are twice as many jobs as applications to fill them. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in these areas there are 150,000 new jobs created annually with salaries ranging from $50,000-$130,000, with approximately 150,000 available jobs annually. Specifically in the computer and information research field employment is expected to grow by 19 % between 2010 and 2020. It also reports that the median annual wage was just over $100,000 in May 2010.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Massachusetts, Mathematics, employment, STEM, Tech Hub Caucus

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