NCWIT Newsletter, CSEdWeek — December 2010





Computing underlies nearly all scientific innovation today and drives virtually every sector of the U.S. and global economy. However, the majority of our schools are not providing students with computational thinking abilities and strong technical skills required for the growing IT job market. What can you do? Raise awareness by celebrating Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) — a week-long series of events, sponsored activities, messaging, and public pledges to participate.

About CSEdWeek
With leadership from Congressman Vernon Ehlers and Congressman Jared Polis, the U.S. House of Representatives endorsed December 5 to 11, 2010 — the week of Grace Hopper’s birthday (December 9, 1906) — as CSEdWeek to recognize the critical role of computing in today’s society and the imperative to bolster computer science education at all levels. Learn more about CSEdWeek at

Take the CSEdWeek pledge
Over 1,000 people already have pledged their support for CSEdWeek through their participation in events, activities, and plans to inform and educate others. Show your support by registering here and share how you plan to celebrate.

Find an event
See all of the latest activities or search for events within a 200-mile radius of your zip code.

Connect online
Join the conversation on Facebook at or spread the word on Twitter using #CSEdWeek.

Get customized resources
Visit for a complete library of facts, reports, posters, presentations, videos, contests, and more based on your needs.

Available NCWIT resources include:

CSEdWeek is a collaborative effort of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), National Science Foundation (NSF), Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT), WGBH, Computing Research Association (CRA), Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology (ABI), Microsoft, Google, SAS, Intel, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

CSEdWeek is an activity of Computing in the Core (CinC), a non-partisan advocacy coalition of associations, corporations, scientific societies, and other non-profits that strive to elevate computer science education to a core academic subject in K-12 education.

NCWIT supports CSEdWeek Chair Debra J. Richardson, Founding Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.


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