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Harvard has seen a surge in applicants who want to concentrate in a particular field

For the second year in a row, Harvard College had a record-breaking number of applications — with a particularly big surge in students seeking to major in computer science. The Harvard Crimson reports 39,044 students applied for around...Show More Summary

Deal: Raspberry Pi 2 Starter Kit

The Raspberry Pi 2 is a versatile and compact computer system which can power all manner of science, tech and educational projects. But the board alone isn’t enough to get started. Grab this complete starter kit along with tons of lessons on how to get the most out of your Pi.

Saturday assorted links

1. Installment #2 in the Caplan symposium on ancestry and long-term economic growth. 2. The economics of Indian beef bans. 3. Applying computer science to game theory. 4. Jason Furman defends the Cadillac Tax. 5. Dirk Nowitzki responds to Kareem’s charge that he is a “one-trick pony.” The post Saturday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Underwater data, Computer Science for All and the NFL of the future — Weekend Reading: Feb. 5 edition

This week at Microsoft takes us to the ocean floor, into classrooms across the nation, and onto the NFL football field for a glimpse of the hyper cool future of fandom. Never a dull moment, right? Topping this week’s inventory of awesome is some big news: turns out the cloud is waterproof. Show More Summary

Do Computer Scientists Hold the Key to Treating Cancer?

By David Patterson Professor of Computer Science University of California, Berkeley This ancient assassin, first identified by a pharaoh's physician, has been killing people for more than 4,600 years. As scientists found therapies for...Show More Summary

What's Next In Computer Science

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answers by Pedro Domingos, Professor at the University of Washington and author of The Master Algorithm, on Quora. Show More Summary

Why kids — now more than ever — need to learn philosophy. Yes, philosophy.

We hear a lot about things kids “must” learn. Indeed, President Obama just announced he was going to ask Congress for $4 billion to fund an initiative to bring computer science to more students. Here’s an argument that there is a more immediate issue that schools should tacke. It was written by Steve Neumann, a […]

The virtualization of drug discovery is not the actualization of drug discovery

Automation in biology and drug development can design, execute, explore and analyze, but can it ask the right questions? From Forbes comes this piece about VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and former Stanford biology/computer science professor...Show More Summary

Dire STEM Worker Shortage Warnings May Do More Harm Than Good

Computer science graduates shouldn't assume that they'll always have a six-figure salary and a cushy job.

Building a foundation for CS for All

Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels remains limited. CS is taught in less than 25 percent of U.S. Show More Summary

A professor tracked email spam selling fake luxury goods to 3 huge Chinese banks

Fake luxury goods are sold all over the internet. Spam can come in the form of an email or a message on some kind of instant messaging system, like WhatsApp. One computer science professor at NYU, Damon McCoy, followed those messages...Show More Summary

A uniter and a divider

Purity is the moral foundation that drives people apart - and a glue that keeps them together, a new study shows. The study, led by USC researchers, combined computer science, moral psychology and sociology of networks research techniques...Show More Summary

Shut Up and Eat Your Caucus, Obama Wants More Computer Science Funding, Woman Pulls Over Cop for Speeding: P.M. Links

last weekNews : Reason

If you’re not excited about the Iowa caucuses tonight, this link will probably not make you any more excited. Nevertheless, prepare for intensifying news coverage. President Barack Obama wants Congress to fund a $4 billion program to...Show More Summary

New White House Initiative Proposes $4 Billion to Fund Computer Science Education

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

President Obama recently announced his plans for Computer Science for All, an initiative students at K-12 schools "to learn computer science and be equipped with the computational thinking skills they need to be creators in the digital economy, not just consumers, and to be active citizens in our technology-driven world."

President Obama Pledges $4bn Towards Computer Science In Schools

There have been a ton of initiatives over the past few years which aims to make programming a skill that all kids should learn, or at the very least learn the basics and concepts behind it. US President Obama has been a huge proponent...Show More Summary

Obama seeks $4 billion to reboot tech education - CNET

If approved by Congress as part of the 2017 budget, the president's "Computer Science for All" plan would bolster state funding for technology classes in public schools.

Obama Administration Seeks $4 Bn. For ‘Computer Science For All’ Initiative – India’s Top IT Firms To Offer Services [Video]

U.S. President Barack Obama wants all American children to learn computer science. For his “Computer Science For All” initiative, Obama’s administration is expecting the Congress to allocate more than $4 billion. In his weekly address, President Obama called upon America to make computer science “a basic skill”. Show More Summary

Computer science for all?

Sent to the New York Times, Jan. 31President Obama has called for "a Deeper Commitment to Computer Education," (January 30), proposing that $4 billion be invested in computer science education. In the past, these proclamations were based on the assumption that there is a serious shortage of technology-trained workers in the US. Show More Summary

President Obama Wants Every Kid To Learn Coding--For All The Wrong Reasons

President Obama just unveiled his “Computer Science for All Initiative.” Following up on the State of the Union Address, in which he announced his intention to offer “every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one,” the initiative includes $4billion in funding for [...]

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