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BHEF Launches Regional Industry-Academic Partnerships

On Monday, the Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF) held an event on Capitol Hill to announce the launch of a dozen regional partnerships between undergraduate institutions and businesses to increase the research and workforce in key areas specific to the region. The partnerships are located in California, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, […]

Undergrad Computer Science Enrollments Rise for Fourth Straight Year — CRA Taulbee Report

Enrollments in undergraduate computer science programs rose 9.6 percent in the 2011-12 school year, the fourth straight year of increase, according to new data released today by the Computing Research Association. The data, found in the CRA Taulbee Survey report Computing Degree and Enrollment Trends, 2010-2011, compares schools that responded to both this year’s survey […]

Competitiveness and Innovative Capacity of the United States Report Released

The Department of Commerce and National Economic Council today released a new report on “The Competitiveness and Innovation Capacity of the United States” at an event featuring Secretary of Commerce John Bryson followed by a panel of speakers and small group breakout sessions. The report was a Congressional mandate in the COMPETES reauthorization last year. […]

Computer Science Education Act Introduced

Following the theme of computing taking over the Hill this week, Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) and Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Computer Science Education Act (CSEA) yesterday. In the House, the bill is co-sponsored by Representative Bob Filner (D-CA), Representative James Langevin (D-RI), and Representative Silvestre Reyes (D-TX). The bill is designed to ensure […]

American Innovation, a day in the House

(Editor’s note: We’re pleased to have Max Cho, CRA’s Tisdale Fellow, working at CRA World HQ this summer. Max is a student at Yale with a keen interest in the intersection of technology and policy and will be posting frequently on the blog!) This morning I attended the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology […]

On the Value of a Computer Science Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a great piece today describing the importance of an education that includes computational thinking, and lamenting the fact that more students aren’t becoming computer scientists. The whole piece is worth reading, but here’s a great snippet from the conclusion, which encapsulates much of the message groups like Computing in […]

Is CS Education Running on Empty?

ACM and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) today released an exhaustive report on the state of CS education at the K-12 level and their conclusion is…well, it’s not good. The computing community used the occasion to announcing a new coalition, called Computing in the Core, targeted at addressing the problem. My colleague Erwin Gianchandani […]

White House Announces STEM Education Organization

The White House announced today the creation of Change the Equation, a 501(c)3 organization born from last year’s Educate to Innovate initiative. Change the Equation is a response by 100 CEOs to the Administration’s call to action on STEM education. Change the Equation will take proven, privately-funded education programs and replicate them at 100 high […]