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Techwomen Alumnae Attend Grace Hopper
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Techwomen Alumnae Attend Grace Hopper

Here is information about the Techwomen program and its attendees at Grace Hopper.

Exciting New Research Presented at Grace Hopper
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Exciting New Research Presented at Grace Hopper

The Grace Hopper Conference includes a Ph.D. Forum that showcases the research of current Ph.D. students, with the additional goal of providing support and mentoring...

Sheryl Sandberg's Keynote at Grace Hopper
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Sheryl Sandberg's Keynote at Grace Hopper

Sheryl Sandberg gave the opening keynote at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and spoke about why careers in technology are important and why it...

Alain Chesnais Welcomes Grace Hopper Attendees
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Alain Chesnais Welcomes Grace Hopper Attendees

Alain Chesnais, President of ACM, welcomed attendees to the 11th Grace Hopper Conference

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Keeps Growing!
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Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Keeps Growing!

The official opening of the Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) on 11/10/2011 was an exciting event.  Conference statistics show a growth of 35% since 2010.

High School CS Teachers as the New Computing Professionals
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High School CS Teachers as the New Computing Professionals

If you were a human-centered computing research in 1960's, you'd study, "Who are software engineers?" Today, the new computing professionals to study are high school...

Connecting Science to Society
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Connecting Science to Society

As America debates how to get through these tough economic times, research funding for science and engineering may get lost in the clamor. Here are some suggestions...

Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores
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Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores

Does it help to bring computers into the classroom? So far, there seems to be little evidence that it does.

The ­U.K. Is Taking Steps to Improve Computing Education in Schools
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The ­U.K. Is Taking Steps to Improve Computing Education in Schools

The United Kingdom is stepping up its efforts to improve computing education in schools. 

Trip Report on the 2011 International Computing Education Research Workshop
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Trip Report on the 2011 International Computing Education Research Workshop

Last week's ICER 2011 conference was a smashing success.  We learned how students believe in a "Geek gene," where students work on their programs, how to make compilers...

What We Owe Google, and What Google Owes ­Us
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What We Owe Google, and What Google Owes ­Us

We rely on online information sources—maybe too much. What is our responsibility to make sure that they're accurate, and what responsibility do the sources have...

Foggy Futures: The Confused Computing Career Aspirations of 12-Year-Olds
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Foggy Futures: The Confused Computing Career Aspirations of 12-Year-Olds

Based on recent interviews with 12 year olds about careers in computing, I argue that if we want to evaluate programs that encourage young people to study computing...

Why Don't Languages Support Multimedia All the Way Down?
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Why Don't Languages Support Multimedia All the Way Down?

It's a hallmark of CS thinking, to be able to shift levels of abstraction down to the bytes. Why do programming languages make this so hard to teach students?

Our Big Idea: Open Social Learning
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Our Big Idea: Open Social Learning

Imagine a Facebook where the point is for students to study together, not trade pictures and jokes. Imagine a World of Warcraft where students earn levels and points...

The Impact of Console Games in the Classroom
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The Impact of Console Games in the Classroom

A summary of some interesting findings relating to the use of console games in Scottish primary and secondary school classrooms.

If You Want High School CS, Require ­Undergraduate CS
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If You Want High School CS, Require ­Undergraduate CS

Pushing computer science classes into the high schools is a top-down approach.  If there was required computer science in undergraduate education, the high schools...

The Long Road to a Seat at the Table
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The Long Road to a Seat at the Table

Computer science is still a new discipline compared to the rest of STEM. It will take a while for people to know what a "computer scientist" is in the same way...

A Successful NY Celebration of Women in Computing!
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A Successful NY Celebration of Women in Computing!

A recap of our recent New York regional Celebration of Women in Computing.

Stats: We're Doing It Wrong
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Stats: We're Doing It Wrong

A summary of the mistakes researchers make when analysing likert type data and what the correct methods should be.

New York Celebration of Women in Computing
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New York Celebration of Women in Computing

A preview of the upcoming New York Celebration of Women in Computing, which is designed to bring the experience of the Grace Hopper Celebration to students in a...
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