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Why Scientists and Engineers Must Learn Programming
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Why Scientists and Engineers Must Learn Programming

Scientists and engineers who program can work 10 to 100 times faster and come up with more creative solutions than those who don't.

What's Our Goal For a CS Degree, and How Do We Know We Got There?
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What's Our Goal For a CS Degree, and How Do We Know We Got There?

A history of computing suggests that the computer science undergraduate degree is unnecessarily rigorous and may not be achieving the goals we have for it.

ACM-W: One Way to Support Women in Computing!
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ACM-W: One Way to Support Women in Computing!

An update on ACM-W activities in 2012-2013, and a look to the coming year.

So, Who Won The Battle Of The Brains?
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So, Who Won The Battle Of The Brains?

And the winner of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest is...

The Heat Is On
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The Heat Is On

Students work together to solve complicated problems while competing at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Here We Go!
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Here We Go!

The ACM ICPC kicks off!

The Lull Before the Storm
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The Lull Before the Storm

The evening before the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals.

The World's Smartest Programmers Compete: ACM ICPC
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The World's Smartest Programmers Compete: ACM ICPC

An introductory post with background on the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Education Removes Fear: Some Examples From CS Courses
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Education Removes Fear: Some Examples From CS Courses

One purpose of education is to remove fear; I present some examples from CS courses.

Closing the Computing Labor Shortage with Computing in Schools
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Closing the Computing Labor Shortage with Computing in Schools

 Getting more and better computing education into high schools is likely to have a big impact on computing careers.

Representative Reviewing
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Representative Reviewing

What is good reviewing?

On the Pleasures of Teaching Computer Science Students
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On the Pleasures of Teaching Computer Science Students

A short reflection on the rewarding experience of teaching students at the time of year when students' degrees are awarded.

Progress on Computing in Schools: 2 Countries, 2 States
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Progress on Computing in Schools: 2 Countries, 2 States

Computing is making progress towards becoming a primary and secondary schools subject worldwide.  I report on three personal meetings about activities in England...

Computer Science: Catch Them Early
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Computer Science: Catch Them Early

Informatics education for primary and secondary schools

The Role of Hypercard in Today's World
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The Role of Hypercard in Today's World

 HyperCard is an end-user programming tool from the 1990's.  A new version that runs on most modern platforms raises the question of the role of end-user programming...

How to Build on Code.org in Higher Education
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How to Build on Code.org in Higher Education

The Code.org videos are terrific. What can we be doing in post-secondary education to support the vision?

Research Questions About MOOCs
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Research Questions About MOOCs

Predictions abound on the Internet that MOOCs are about to destroy the university. (Call it, "the MOOCopalypse.")  From a stance informed by computing education...

Who Earned First Computer Science Ph.D.?
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Who Earned First Computer Science Ph.D.?

Guest blogger Ralph L. London describes his efforts to provide a more accurate historical record of the first computer science Ph.D.s in the United States.

Teaching Real-World Programming
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Teaching Real-World Programming

In this post, I describe a ubiquitous style of programming that, to my knowledge, has never been formally taught in the classroom.

Education as Engineering: The Benefits of Combining Education with Engineering
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Education as Engineering: The Benefits of Combining Education with Engineering

The relationship between education and engineering runs deep. Enhancing the relationship helps both.
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