On appearance, Kaira Villanueva seems to be an average sophomore student at Columbia University tracing her way through New York with a well-worn backpack, scratched-up MetroCard, and a youthful curiosity.
If we do not take into account this deep rooted gender bias, that is ingrained in the structure of our systems and beliefs, progress cannot be made.
Today, across the nation, tens of thousands of students will take the Advanced Placement Computer Science (AP CS) exam with dreams of pursuing computing careers.
The dearth of women in technology has long been attributed to the pipeline problem of fewer girls in the STEM area of education.
Millions of students have visited the Study Notes website to find reviewers for their AP exams, answer practice questions and go through college essays that were written by students who have made it to their dream schools.
With the demand for Computer Science (CS) graduates rising, a lot of CS students have a choice, whether to work for a big and established tech company or take the plunge in a startup or build your own startup.
Computing has become an inextricable part of our lives. While I can't argue that computer science is more important than calculus or statistics or a physical or natural science course, it's becoming extremely difficult to argue that it shouldn't be an equal player in that array of extraordinary human achievement.
Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...
Whether or not you accept that there are defined differences between the words "coding" and "programming," you should at least be aware of the differences in connotation...especially if you want to keep from hurting the feelings of your friendly neighborhood software developer!
Joining the constantly evolving tech sector workforce can be scary, and many recent graduates are having trouble figuring out the best way to get noticed by the tech world or choose the best way to build a career in the industry.
March 14th is a special date that math enthusiasts and educators mark on their calendars every year. It's Pi Day, and many celebrate the occasion by highlighting the critical importance of computer science education.
Lady Ada Lovelace was a remarkable scientist of unparalleled charm and allure. In 1833, Ada was highly intrigued with an idea for an "Analytical Engine" -- a mechanical calculating machine whose design predated the digital computer by over 100 years.
This approach works fantastically up until around the sixth grade, where many students begin to be capable of reading for hours on end. Once past a twenty minute time-span, additional techniques need to be incorporated to properly guide development.
Data is the fundamental basis for our lives today. Future generations will able to look back at all our data -- via sources like Twitter, Facebook -- and paint an accurate picture us. And yet, the vast majority of us simply don't understand how data works.
Let's teach introductory programming by demonstrating its incredible potential for impact. Let's teach sorting algorithms from the perspective that they're used everywhere, not just because they're supposed to be in the curriculum.
Technology will generate an ever-increasing range of opportunities for these students to learn skills inexpensively and to apply them as they continue grow, learning more throughout their careers, regardless of their chosen industry.