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  • Blog Post: Attracting More Women and Minorities to Technology Careers: An Intern's Perspective

    As many of you know by now, I am super passionate about how we are going to double the number of women and ethnic minorities in computer science and informatics across the world. As part of my efforts to take on this achievable but daunting task, I have hired two outstanding women (who are pursuing their...
  • Blog Post: No CS Student Left Behind

    Computer Science Education Week ( CSEdWeek ), which took place this year from December 4 to 10 in the United States, is a celebration of computer science education. And while it’s a great idea to devote a week to recognizing the importance of this field, it’s a topic that demands year-round...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Research Tools Excite Faculty at SIGCSE

    From March 9-12, a group of Microsoft researchers had their wares on display at SIGCSE 2011 , this year's annual convention of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education ( ACM SIGCSE ). Held in Dallas, SIGCSE 2011 attracted some 1,200 participants from...
  • Blog Post: Robots Invade Upstate New York

    On a chilly autumn day, robots descended on Altamont Elementary School in Altamont, New York. Were the students terrified? Far from it: they were enchanted and energized, as they explored the realm of social robotics under the guidance of Jennifer Goodall and Katy DeCorah of the University at Albany...
  • Blog Post: Amplifying the Computer Science Education Message

    In case you missed it, there was a great deal of passion expressed last week regarding the state of computer science education in our society. There were outreach efforts, programs highlighted, and a number of online discussions that ensued—overall, some really impressive growth in activity across...
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