It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
microsoft imagine cup
Last week, as part of the Imagine Cup award ceremony, Hal Plotkin, the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Education, praised Microsoft for its commitment to STEM education with its hosting of the global student technology competition. Plotkin encouraged other companies to step up and invest in these sorts of […]
The Imagine Cup competition is aimed at college-level students, and some 400 of them are here in New York City this week for the 2011 Finals, showcasing the technology they have designed and built. These are undoubtedly some of the brightest young technologists in the world — there are teams here from 70 countries — […]