DEVELOPING THE FUTURE
A blog for PA and NJ tech students and faculty
Lindsay Lindstrom is an Academic Developer Evangelist with Microsoft based in Pennsylvania. In 2005, she graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. During her time at USC, she worked with ABC and Wells Fargo supporting their web properties. In her current role she educates, excites and empowers students and faculty about technology and its career possibilities, and she loves her job!
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that computing-based jobs will be among the fastest growing and highest paying over the next decade. In fact, the current pipeline of computing graduates will fill only 29% of the projected 1.4 million new computing jobs projected by 2018. Computer science education can provide your student with the skills they need for these jobs.
CSEdWeek 2010 is a call to action to raise awareness of computer science education and computing careers among students, educators, and the public. CSEdWeek has been endorsed by Congress as December 5-11, 2010, in recognition of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper's birthday, December 9, 1906, and her extraordinary contributions to the field of Computer Science.
Listen to the CSEdWeek Webcast to EduConnect Members held on November 19th.
Please join us this year in spreading the word and participating in CSEdWeek! The first step is visiting CSEdWeek website and Take the Pledge including your Microsoft affiliation, simply letting the world know that you support CSEdWeek, and how you plan to commemorate the week. If you are planning an activity at your local school, please proceed to the next page and provide specifics about which school and what activity is planned.
Below are a few easy ways to support your student(s) during CSEdWeek:
For more background and information on CSEdWeek see www.csedweek.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/CSEW2010-1PageBackgrounder.pdf and look for more resources on the new, improved www.CSEdWeek.org website launching November 29, 2010.
If you’re a social media mom or dad, please help us spread the word!