Archive for January 25, 2011

Tell us your CSEd Week Stories

The CSEdWeek effort is wrapping up last year, and starting on next.  They’re trying to collect stories on what happened this year.  If you could, please share your story.

If you held an event or did an activity for the week tell us your story (and if you held an event or did an activity and didn’t pledge, go ahead and pledge first and then tell us your story);

via Computer Science Education Week Extends Its Reach | CSEDWeek.org.

January 25, 2011 at 10:08 am 1 comment

Somewhere, C.P. Snow is smiling

I’m surprised that the article doesn’t reference The Two Cultures.

Called Citizen Science, the new program is the brainchild of Bard’s president, Leon Botstein, who is himself an artist — the music director and conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Botstein has accused colleges of shirking their responsibility to create a well-rounded citizenry.

“The most terrifying problem in American university education is the profound lack of scientific literacy for the people we give diplomas to who are not scientists or engineers,” he said. “The hidden Achilles’ heel is that while we’ve found ways to educate scientists in the humanities, the reverse has never really happened. Everybody knows this, but nobody wants to do anything about it.”

via Bard College Freshmen Get Crash Course in Science – NYTimes.com.

January 25, 2011 at 10:08 am 7 comments


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