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Lessons From Apollo
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Lessons From Apollo

 As we consider how to explain the necessity of long-term investment in science and technology research and development, as we teach a new generation of students...

Touchdown, Japan
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Touchdown, Japan

Science and sake in equal parts at the National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute orientation.  

Nudging Computing Education
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Nudging Computing Education

The nudges of libertarian paternalism have insights for computing education.

The Impact of APCS on ­Undergraduate CS Enrollment
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The Impact of APCS on ­Undergraduate CS Enrollment

The critics and detractors of the Advanced Placement exam in Computer Science (APCS) are many.  But the flaws of APCS most likely have no effect on undergraduate...

The Siren Song of Startups
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The Siren Song of Startups

If you go to a startup, make sure you go for the right reasons.

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In February, President Obama pegged Melissa Hathaway of the National Security Council to do a 60-day review of the nation’s cybersecurity policy. Midway through...

Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises
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Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises

The Media Computation approach to introductory computing is mostly used for creative expression, but it can also lead to some surprises.

Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing
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Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing

The developing world has lots of women in computing. Great talks at this week's NCWIT meeting explain why the difference.

Enjoying Reading Research
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Enjoying Reading Research

If you find reading research papers unpleasant, difficult, and boring, maybe it is time to try doing it differently.

Common Problems of Se Students in Latin America, Part 2
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Common Problems of Se Students in Latin America, Part 2

Second part of this analysis of common problems faced by SE students in Latin America.

Security Education Can Really Work (but Only If It's Done Right)
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Security Education Can Really Work (but Only If It's Done Right)

Although many people in computer security think that user education is hopeless, security education can really work, but only if it's done right. I report on a...

'There's an App For That,' and You Could Write It
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'There's an App For That,' and You Could Write It

The challenge of computing education today is convincing students that not every application is done and available for download.

Common Problems of SE Students in Latin America, Part 1
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Common Problems of SE Students in Latin America, Part 1

First part and introduction of an analysis to common problems faced by SE students in Latin America.

The Great Electronic Brain and the Rhetoric of Recruitment
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The Great Electronic Brain and the Rhetoric of Recruitment

We rarely talk about computers as "Electronic Brains" or "Thinking Machines." That seems presumptuous or audacious today.  Maybe that's exactly what we need to...

The Importance of Programming in Introductory Computing Courses
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The Importance of Programming in Introductory Computing Courses

Why not teach introductory courses without programming?  Here are three good reasons to use programming to introduce computing.

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Computers For Public Schools

It's been a while since several Latin countries decided to start programs to deliver computers and to connect all public schools to the Internet providing access...

Compute For America
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Compute For America

The United States certainly needs more and better computing educators, but that alone may not be enough to turn around declining enrollments in computing.
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