Computer science education builds support for national expansion
Georgia Tech @ SIGCSE 2016
March 14, 2016
Little more than a month after the announcement of Computer Science for All, a $4 billion U.S. federal initiative to increase computer science education in K-12 curriculums, educators and researchers gathered at the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March 2-5, to present research on advances in computer science education. The research at the CSE conference aims to develop methods that improve CS education, offer more training to teachers in the field, and expand access in school systems.
Georgia Tech played a key role in this year's program, presenting work that contributed to solving complex issues in growing CS curriculums. The research papers cover a broad number of topics and position Georgia Tech as a leader in developing best practices and new learning methods for students in elementary through post-secondary education.
Georgia Tech's research in CS education is driven by a vision that everyone should have access to high-quality computing education. We're interested in supporting the broad needs of a computationally literate society.
- Mark Guzdial, Professor of Interactive Computing
Georgia Tech students, faculty and alumni at SIGCSE 2016 in Memphis, Tenn.
Front row (left to right): Briana Morrison (GT PhD student), Lijun Ni (PhD HCC alumna; SUNY Albany), Miranda Parker (GT PhD student), Valerie Summet (PhD CS 10; Emory University), Brian O'Neill (PhD CS 13; Western New England University), Chad Stolpher (GT PhD student), and Scott McCrickard (PhD CS alumnus; Virginia Tech).
Back row (left to right): Christina Garder-McCune (PhD CS 11; University of Florida), Kayla DesPortes (GT PhD student), Dave Lillethun (PhD CS 15; Georgia Tech), Chris Plaue (PhD CS 09; Clemson University), Brian Railing (PhD CS 15; CMU), Brian Dorn (PhD CS 10; University of Nebraska at Omaha), Rich LeBlanc (GT Faculty Emeritus; Seattle University), Charles Hardnett (MS CS alumnus; Gwinnett Technical College), Duke Huchings (PhD CS 06; Elon University), Mike Hewner (PhD HCC 12; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) and Alex Godwin (GT PhD student).
Not Pictured: Evan Barba (PhD HCC 12; Georgetown University), Barb Ericson (GT PhD student), Mark Guzdial (GT Professor), Eileen Kraemer (PhD CS 95; Clemson University), Kris Nagel (PhD CS alumna; Georgia Gwinnett College), Jakita Thomas (PhD CS 06; Spelman College), and James Vanderhyde (PhD CS 07; Saint Xavier University).
Georgia Tech @ SIGCSE2016
Briana Morrison, Lauren Margulieux, Barbara Ericson, Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology
Barbara Ericson, Miranda Parker, Georgia Institute of Technology; Shelly Engelman, SageFox Consulting Group
Kayla DesPortes, Monet Spells, Betsy DiSalvo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Miranda Parker, Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology
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