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SIGCSE 2013 Media Advisory

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MEDIA ADVISORY

DENVER, CO - For Release February 28, 2013

TOP EDUCATORS SEEK TO CHANGE THE FACE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Leading Advocates Address Growing Demand for 21st Century Workplace Skills

 

WHAT:
Selected Sessions at SIGCSE 2013 Computer Science Education Symposium sponsored by ACM SIGCSE:
  • Building Online Computing Courses (sponsored by Google)
  • How to Introduce Parallelism to Entry Level Programming Classes (sponsored by Intel)
  • Using Kinect in HCI and Game Design Classes (sponsored by Microsoft)
  • Getting Started with Java Using Alice 3 (sponsored by Oracle)
  • The Revolution Will Be Televised: Perspectives on Massive Open Online Education
  • Think Even Bigger: Scaling High School Computer Science
  • Computational Thinking through Computing and Music
  • Shifting the Paradigm of African-American Students from Computer Science Consumers to Producers
  • Mobile Application Development in Computing Curricula
  • Demystifying Computing with Magic
  • Addressing 21st Century Skills by Embedding Computer Science in K-12 Classes
  • Expanding Access to K-12 CS Education: Research on the Landscape of Computer Science
  • Growing Female Undergraduate Enrollments in Computer Science: What’s the Secret?
WHEN:
March 6-9
WHERE:
Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel, 1550 Court Pl., Denver, CO 80202
WHO:
More than 1,300 educators, administrators, and policy makers plus Keynote Speakers Ed Lazowska, University of Washington, Jan Cuny, NSF, Bobby Schnabel, Indiana University, Mary Lou Soffa, University of Virginia, Lucy Sanders, NCWIT, Patty Lopez, Intel, Juan Gilbert, Clemson University, John Etchemendy, Stanford University, Michael Kölling, University of Kent, Jane Margolis, UCLA
WHY:
SIGCSE 2013 addresses the changing face of computing as a driver of innovation in the digital age, and current initiatives to strengthen this critical discipline through innovative collaborations between industry and academia. Conference sponsors include Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Intel and ABET.

About ACM SIGCSE
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) http://sigcse.org provides a forum for educators to develop, implement and evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy. SIGCSE features an annual technical symposium, sponsors or co-sponsors annual conferences outside the United States, and publishes the SIGCSE Bulletin quarterly.

About ACM
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery www.acm.org, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

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