Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in participation over the last two decades, according to Time Magazine. Show More Summary
In all of his 19 years, Tywan Wade never learned to listen to the word “no.” Which is why, as a college freshman, he built his own iPhone app despite having no background in computer science. See also: Why Citizen Developers Are TheShow More Summary
It seems to me that too many people take pride in declaring that they don’t understand mathematics, science, computers, technology and stuff, but wouldn’t dream of admitting they didn’t know about politics nor of holding back in expressing an opinion about the economy, art, music etc. Show More Summary
Life science research often involves analyzing large quantities of data, but being to simultaneously visualize different charts, graphs, images, and photos can be a challenge. To help present all this information in a comprehensive way to groups of people, the Millennium Science Complex at Penn State just got a huge high resolution video wall. Show More Summary
My column today looks at whether women are too myopic about their grades, and are letting tough grading curves scare them away from lucrative fields like engineering, math, computer science and economics. Here’s some more detail on one of the ongoing academic projects examining this question. Claudia Goldin, a labor economist at Harvard, began with […]
We don't need to tell you that data can be beautiful—but the process of putting it in order can look pretty darn good, too. A new site called SORTING aims to make people aware of just how elegant some of computer science's most fundamental algorithms can be. Read more...
Waltham — Alan Turing's accomplishments in computer science are well known, but lesser known is his impact on biology and chemistry. In his only paper on biology, Turing proposed a theory of morphogenesis, or how identical copies ofShow More Summary
Computer science PhD student Christopher Mitchell is developing a 1:1 model of Manhattan inside Minecraft, the popular open world game where players build and break blocks. There are plenty of video games set in New York with amazing graphics, like Grand Theft Auto IV and Spider Man 2. Show More Summary
Steve Jobs used to tell a story about how he first became inspired by the idea of what computers could do. He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article listing the various speeds of animals. Show More Summary
INDIANAPOLIS— A study conducted by local high school students and faculty from the Department of Computer and Information Science in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis reveals new information about...Show More Summary
Christopher Mitchell, a PhD candidate in NYU's Computer Science program, is building a 1:1 scale model of Manhattan in Minecraft, with faithful, handmade reproductions of each of the island's skyscrapers.
On paper, at least, there are no computer science teachers in the New York State public education system, due to a gap in the certification requirements of teacher training programs. But according to... To view the full story, click the title link.
Hey, big news: For the first time, women outnumber men in a UC Berkeley Computer Science course. Could this be a new trend? Stats are a little wavering and it's unclear. Mike Cassidy at Mercury News says that after Harvey Mudd College...Show More Summary
I was digging through the stacks of used science fiction at San Francisco's Green Apple bookstore when I came across this absolute gem, H.
Last Tech Tuesday, we looked at complexity classes which group problems by their intrinsic difficult. There we encountered one of the great unsolved questions of Computer Science. Is P = NP? The class P is easy to define. It is the set of all problems that can be solved by a Turing machine in polynomial time, i.e O(n^k) for some k. Show More Summary
If we’re going to prepare future generations for the increasingly technical workforce, and world, then computer science and engineering will need to be given greater credence in early education — both in and outside of the classroom....Show More Summary
14-17 Apr Catapult the kids into a fun hands-on workshop that pulls apart the scientific principles behind the popular computer game Angry Birds. Children,...
The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that it has sold 2.5 million Raspberry Pi Model B units since the device's initial launch in February of 2012. Built to encourage the teaching of computer science in schools, the Raspberry Pi is a credit...
Zach Holman: 1?×?1.gif should have won a fucking Grammy. Or a Pulitzer. Or Most Improved, Third Grade Gym Class or something. It’s the most important achievement in computer science since the linked list. It’s not the future we deserved, but it’s the future we needed (until the box model fucked it all up). Nice trip down Memory Lane. ?