Educators call for making computer science a cornerstone of the curriculum, even for grade-school kids Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future – WSJ.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Computer Science Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force will be: to research and recommend computer science and technology courses and standards; study the computer science and technology needs of the state; recommend strategies to meet the anticipated computer science and technology workforce needs of the state.
Want a job that promises a living wage and a good shot at a middle-class life? Learn Microsoft Excel and other basic digital skills. That’s the conclusion of a report released Thursday by Burning Glass Technologies, a labor-market analysis firm that reviewed millions of job postings to understand which skills companies expect workers to have. The report focuses on
Presidents Newsletter – March 2015 Dear Arkansas Academy of Computing Members, On behalf of the Executive Committee, I am pleased to provide our membership an update on the following: * Save the Date! October 9th & 10th is our annual meeting in Little Rock * Call for Membership Nominees * Computer Science Summit to be
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a measure requiring public high schools to offer computer science courses in the coming school year. Hutchinson signs measure expanding computer science classes.
Two years ago, Chief Information Officer Randy Mott ended GM’s $3 billion a year outsourcing deal with Hewlett-Packard Co. , replacing it and others with about 8,000 GM software engineers, up from 1,400 previously. “Because we brought the [information technology] work back in-house, we can take the lid off of what is possible,” Mr. Mott
The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 scholarship awards. University of Arkansas College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering Wilson Turner Wilson is pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He is involved in the Arkansas Quidditch Club sport and is serving as treasurer. He says,
The number of students completing degrees in science and engineering barely budged over the past decade, despite a national push to increase workers’ skills to boost the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. In 2014, 34% of all bachelor’s degrees were in so-called STEM fields, which cover subjects like biology, chemistry and mathematics, compared with 33%
▶ How has Computer Science changed the way you think? – YouTube.
Find lessons, tutorials, and activities for K-12 computer science education via Google’s new Search algorithm for Computer Science. via Google Computer Science for High School.
Dear Academy Members – With the help of our Executive Committee, the Arkansas Academy of Computing has a number of important initiatives underway – all of which are aimed at making a difference in computing and information technology within our state. A couple of these efforts impact our Annual Meeting so please read below. In this
Last year, 40,000 teachers led a grassroots effort called the Hour of Code – to introduce ten million students to one hour of computer science. Kids of all ages tried one hour of writing code and making apps in classrooms, and they loved it. This year, supported by over 100 organizations, we want you to help reach
Intro to Computer Science overtakes Econ as most popular Harvard course.
Governor Beebe’s weekly column and radio address: Training Future STEM Educators Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.
Americans Rate Computer Industry Better Than Internet.
ATU grad launches free PHP web toolkit | LinkedIn.
The idea: Girls get a set of pastel-colored pieces that they can assemble into a building or any other type of structure. Once the building is built, they can decorate it with the included paper and other embellishments and use the motor to add electrical appliances, fans or anything else that uses power. How to
While a six-figure starting salary might be common for someone coming straight out of a doctoral program, data scientists with just two years’ experience can earn between $200,000 and $300,000 a year, according to recruiters. Academic Researchers Find Lucrative Work as Big Data Scientists – WSJ.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson discussed state education issues on Thursday as he toured the campus of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts. The Greater Hot Spring Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hutchinson Thursday morning for the Good Morning Hot Springs breakfast-speaker series for the business community. The program was held in the