Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) 2010

December 5, 2010
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Hello, and welcome to CSEdWeek 2010! Computer Science Education Week  is a "call to action" to make computer science education a priority for students in the 21st century. Congress designated the week of December 5-11 a national week of awareness, events, activities, information-sharing, and community  that will elevate the importance of computer science education for everyone in the United States. Everyone can participate!


Did You Know?

December 3, 2010
Woman shouting

Do you read the Gotham Gal blog? Its author Joanne Wilson is an alumna of the Silicon Valley tech world, has worked in publishing, and is married to venture capitalist Fred Wilson.

Did You Know?

November 19, 2010
Woman shouting

Recommendation Letter #1

To Whom it May Concern: I’m writing to recommend so-and-so for a job. Over the years, so-and-so has proved sympathetic and helpful, always taking direction well and maintaining relationships.

Recommendation Letter #2

To Whom it May Concern: I’m writing to recommend so-and-so for a job. Over the years, so-and-so has proved confident and outspoken, always influencing others and initiating tasks.

Girls in Tech - Upcoming Mentorship Program

November 15, 2010
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Girls in Tech recently announced the launch of a new Mentorship Program, which will seek to provide "integrated, engaging and educational high-touch workshops for young girls ages K-12." Components will include summer camp programs, "labs" that teach entrepreneurship and business concepts, software and basic tech classes, and a leadership program.

CCWIC: Impressions from a Non-Technical Woman

November 10, 2010
Doniree Walker

I have a confession to make. My degree is in psychology and my work experience is primarily in communications and marketing. I'm not what you'd call a "technical woman," yet I am a woman who works in tech and works with women who work in tech.

Did You Know?

November 5, 2010
Woman shouting

Did you know that Google has been working to advance computational thinking (CT) as a curriculum foundation in K-12 schools? Engineers at Google have been pow-wowing with California-based teachers over the last year to explore how to incorporate computational thinking into K-12 curriculum, in a way that enhances student learning and builds this critical 21st century skill for everyone.

News Roundup

October 29, 2010

There's been a flurry of interesting news nuggets lately, so below we've rounded up several of them that we don't want you to miss, grouped loosely by topic.

K-12 Education

The United States and India: How Does Women’s Participation in Computing Differ?

October 27, 2010
Roli Varma

While the number of women pursuing degrees in computer science (CS) in the U.S. has declined (dropping from 37% to 22% between 1984 and 2005), in India it has increased (32% of Bachelor’s of Engineering in CS degrees and 55% of Bachelor’s of Science degrees in CS in 2005).

Did You Know?

October 15, 2010

Some of you may recall that earlier this year, DARPA issued a call for programs that would measurably increase the number of students choosing to study computer science at the K-12 level. This week we saw articles providing more details about the winning “CS-STEM” DARPA grant programs, and how these programs will work together. 

Pushing for Change in Computer Science Education

October 8, 2010
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On October 6, the world got a double dose of computer science education awareness.