Expanding Computer Science Education in High Schools

By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs It’s estimated that by 2018, there will be 1.5 million computer science related jobs available in America, but only 29% of those jobs will be met by U.S. graduates. At a time when five of the top ten fastest growing jobs will be in a…


A Winning Strategy: Teaching Students and Cultivating an Interest in Computer Science

Combating viruses, saving the lives of expectant mothers, and retrieving food from a warehouse controlled by an evil dictator; it’s not just fun and games in teacher Pat Yongpradit’s computer science classes at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Students in his class are challenged to make sense of complicated algorithms and complex data…