Computer Science Careers and Education News

Google exec to girls: Tech needs you

6/17/2013 Google executive Susan Wojcicki writes an open letter to girls of the world "We simply can't afford for the future of technology not to represent women," she says.

4 workplace skills you need right now

6/24/2013 You really ought to learn to code... If kids in third grade can handle coding, so can you.

What most schools don't teach

2/26/2013 Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in in 90% of US schools.

Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott, executive producers Hadi and Ali Partovi.

To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science

4/16/2013 Women and girls are historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and much has been written lately about why girls in school seem disinterested in these areas. As STEM becomes more important in our increasingly interconnected global society, it becomes even more imperative that educators find ways to encourage girls to participate in these fields.

Google Science Fair grand prize winner

7/28/2012 Seventeen-year-old Brittany Wenger of Sarasota, Fla., wrote a breast cancer-diagnosing app based on an artificial neural network, basically a computer program whose structure is inspired by the way brain cells connect with one another.

Computer Science Continues Growth on College Campuses

7/12/2012 "Certainly, there are many people in it for financial reasons and the high employment rate," King notes. "But there are a lot of people who are interested in the cool factor—that regardless the amount of money you're making, you can make something that will influence the world."

Stanford’s Most Popular Major Is Now Computer Science

7/01/2012 Computer Science is the most popular major at Stanford. More students are enrolled in it than ever before (even more than at the dot-com boom’s height in 2000-2001). And more than 90 % of Stanford undergrads take a computer science course before they graduate.

The Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs

6/08/2012 (Computer Science is #2 on their list.) Mid-career median pay for these grads is $109,000, sixth best out of the 35 degrees in our survey. Employment opportunities for computer science degree-holders are expected to expand about 22% between 2010 and 2020.

New Programs Aim to Lure Young Into Digital Jobs

12/20/2009 Today, introductory courses in computer science are too often focused merely on teaching students to use software like word processing and spreadsheet programs, said Janice C. Cuny, a program director at the National Science Foundation. The Advanced Placement curriculum, she added, concentrates narrowly on programming. “We’re not showing and teaching kids the magic of computing,” Ms. Cuny said.