I believe everyone should learn to code. The skill of coding is no different from the skill of reading and writing English or any human language. I hold myself up as an example: if an art major can learn to code and find success in technology land, why can't everyone do it?
Youth Radio's Christina So thinks schools should teach computer programming. Photo Credit: Brett Myers/Youth Radio By Christina So “I&rsquo...
It starts long before women are left out of the board room, stall on the career ladder, or opt out of the engineering course with the reputation for weeding out undergrads. Girls are making choices that lead them to lean in or lean out of future options very early in their paths to the future. We especially see this in the fields of technology and engineering, where women are a significant minority at all levels.
Computer science can't seem to get any respect as a stand-alone science. To students, it's simply programming. To scientists in other fields, it's a tool that helps them in their research. To the public, it's a source of productivity in the workplace and entertainment apps.
We go by many names -- interaction designers, user experience designers, human-computer interaction specialists -- but our work is the same. We use the principles of computer science and cognitive psychology to first work through a problem and then design an aesthetically pleasing solution to the problem.
The idea for She++ may have started as two girls' indignant pledge; but in one year alone, their frustration has kindled into a national organization that has ignited the interest and introduced to STEM a community of nearly 300 other girls.
When you log into certain websites, sometimes the site makes you copy a bunch of blurry, squiggly, "drunken" letters to prove you're a human instead of a bot. Did you know that when you're typing in those letters, you're actually helping to digitize old books and newspapers?
Are computers becoming independent of the user? In other words, will the virtual machine at some point in time completely control the user or even exempt the user?
In the past week, we have identified four mentor-mentee pairs who each represent a different STEM concentration to kick-off our program. We'll not only explore their specific topics of interest, but also what role education plays in the development of female STEM leaders, and what good mentors should know about aiding the next generation. Here are the topics we'll be exploring and the people with whom we will explore them.
I am a first year student, and I caught the entrepreneurial bug. But I am a first year computer science student. Currently, I am low-intermediate prog...
We know that the more interesting question is not whether, but when and how, a computer would beat a chess Grandmaster. The ingredients of Deep Blue's successful design were forged in the computer chess tournaments that Andrew Bujalski's film, Computer Chess, visits.
Computational thinking gives students the skills required to solve problems even when they have never explicitly been taught the answers. It encourages them to think of things in creative ways. Don't those skills seem fundamental to a successful adult?
By Federico Pistono Federico Pistono is alum of Singularity University's graduate studies program. His book Robots Will Steal Your Job, but that's OK...
We need computer science in K-12 curriculum, both as standalone courses and integrated into math and science.
The championship is decided by the total score of 10 runs of the game. You're up, then down, then up again. You've never been so on edge in your life.
A lot of what you've heard is absolutely valid: three monitors, 10 a.m. to midnight, and socks & sandals are the norm. The stereotypes are true. Yes, I said it, I am surrounded by total nerds -- people who get excited about garbage collection and heap usage and Flash vs HTML5.