UCLA receives $12.5 million grant to increase computer science instruction in urban schools

October 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm 2 comments

Wow!  This has to be the largest award ever to fund computer science education curriculum development.  Congrats to Jane Margolis and her team at UCLA! Cool!

UCLA has been awarded $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation to help advance new and innovative computer science instruction in high schools, especially those in large urban school districts.

The new project, MOBILIZE: Mobilizing for Innovative Computer Science Teaching and Learning, is a targeted mathematics and science partnership among Center X at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies; the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Using CENS-developed participatory sensing technologies, MOBILIZE will develop and implement challenging, engaging, hands-on projects and curricula for high school computer science courses, as well as for standards-based mathematics and science classes. Participatory sensing allows students to collect and analyze data using mobile phones and Web technology.

The pilot project will initially launch in urban Los Angeles high schools and later be disseminated to schools throughout the country.

via UCLA receives $12.5 million grant to increase computer science instruction in urban schools / UCLA Newsroom.

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  • 1. The Middle Ages Europe  |  October 10, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Congratulation UCLA for receiving $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation. I wish best of luck. As well as i hope you will spread computer education all over the country.

  • 2. InaComputer  |  July 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulation UCLA. All The best and hope the computer education will be reach all over the country.


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