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Opening Session of Grace Hopper Conference 2010
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Opening Session of Grace Hopper Conference 2010

Some comments about the official opening of the Grace Hopper conference, including the new TechWomen Initiative and CS Ed Week.

Grace Hopper Conference 2010
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Grace Hopper Conference 2010

On Wednesday I began GHC 2010 by attending a gathering of people who are planning regional celebrations of women in computing.

The Importance of Quest to Learn
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The Importance of Quest to Learn

Why we need more educational projects like Quest To Learn, a New York program in which children's learning is based around game playing and design.

Talking With PCAST
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Talking With PCAST

I told three stories at PCAST — The Google Story, Model Checking, and Machine Learning — as a way to illustrate the importance of sustained federal funding of basic...

Can the U.S. Afford Universities Focusing on Research Over Teaching?
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Can the U.S. Afford Universities Focusing on Research Over Teaching?

The American University system is increasingly turning toward research and away from teaching. The result is higher costs, and we can get quality education without...

Why Do the U­.K. and Sweden Take Computing Education Research More Seriously Than the ­U.S.?
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Why Do the U­.K. and Sweden Take Computing Education Research More Seriously Than the ­U.S.?

The UK and Sweden are establishing research centers on Computing Education. Where's the USA?

Tell Me a Story: Join the Effort to Collect Teacher Stories
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Tell Me a Story: Join the Effort to Collect Teacher Stories

Sally Fincher wants your stories about being a teacher, every month for a year, to figure out how to improve teaching and learning.

How to Attend an Academic Conference
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How to Attend an Academic Conference

Tips on attending academic conferences for young CS researchers

Evaluating the Success of Mentoring Programs
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Evaluating the Success of Mentoring Programs

Can HCI evaluation methods help to assess the effectiveness of mentoring programs for women?

CS Education Gets Congressional Attention
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CS Education Gets Congressional Attention

Two Congressman introduced two pieces of legislation -- The Computer Science Education Act and the Computer Science Education Week Resolution -- to offer reforms...

What Do Scientists and Engineers Need to Know About Computer Science?
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What Do Scientists and Engineers Need to Know About Computer Science?

As computational science and engineering becomes more common, it becomes important to ask what should all scientists and engineers know about computer science to...

Computer Science Left out of National Academies Report
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Computer Science Left out of National Academies Report

 The new draft framework from the National Research Council on "science, engineering, and technology" makes no mention of computer science.

Valuing High School Computing Teachers
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Valuing High School Computing Teachers

Thoughts on why high school computing teachers are so important and how we can help them.

Research Summers
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Research Summers

Research challenges us to pose new questions, choose exploratory avenues carefully, and be frugal and wise stewards of the financial trust invested in us. 

Albion College Eliminates Computer Science
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Albion College Eliminates Computer Science

Albion College decides to eliminate the computer science major due to budget cuts and low enrollment, because it's not really part of 21st century work.

The Complicated Issues of Computing Education in Qatar
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The Complicated Issues of Computing Education in Qatar

The ACM Education Board visited Qatar at the beginning of May.  At Qatar University, 70% of the students in CS are women, and those we met are hungry to produce...

Consumerization of IT and Research
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Consumerization of IT and Research

When a corporate, government, or university IT department of the 1970s debated an upgrade to its IBM S/370 mainframes, it is doubtful that the IT director was in...

Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (part 2): Programmable Bracelets
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Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (part 2): Programmable Bracelets

Some thoughts about novel ways to attract girls to study computing: e-textiles and computational crafts.

Cleaving Computer Science Into New Degrees
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Cleaving Computer Science Into New Degrees

Computer science is becoming too broad to fit under the tyranny of a single bachelors degree.  Cleaving the BS in CS into new degrees is a natural growth path.

Connecting Computing Education Research to Practice
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Connecting Computing Education Research to Practice

The SIGCSE 2010 keynotes by Sally Fincher and Carl Weiman suggest how we connect research to changing practice.  It's complicated!  It's enculturation. 
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