cs 

Real talk from real computer science teachers

By Associated Engineering Press

In 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched an effort to place 10,000 qualified computer science teachers in 10,000 high schools — and eventually to bring computer science to every student in the nation.

But this ambitious goal has some obstacles that are not widely recognized. For instance, how can computer science education scale from a few thousand to tens of thousands of schools? And where will all the trained computer science teachers come from?

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: December 14, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features: