Since we launched our funding campaign for computer science education reform in D.C. about 10 days ago, the news has been filled with stories about our campaign themes: computer science education, the increasing need for skilled technology professionals, computing’s pervasive influence on other career fields, and the potential for underrepresented groups in computing, such as women, to bring much-needed talent to the workforce. Some examples:
The Wall Street Journal: Landing a Job of the Future Takes a Two-Track Mind
The New York Times: Math, Tech and the Women Who Don’t Love Them
Science Daily: Of Girls and Geeks: Environment May Be Why Women Don’t Like Computer Science
The Washington Post: As attacks increase, U.S. struggles to recruit computer security experts
Slashdot: The US Economy Needs More “Cool” Nerds
The Washington Post: Fewer high school students taking computer science classes
The Industry Standard: Getting Computer Science Into Middle School
The New York Times: Computer Science Education: It’s Not Shop Class
The New York Times: New Programs Aim to Lure Young Into Digital Jobs
We’re glad to see these topics picking up steam with popular media and look forward to the momentum we are building, going into 2010. Come jump on the bandwagon – make a donation to NCWIT today. We’re thankful for your support and excited about what it allows us to accomplish.
Happy New Year!