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Bootstrap Teaches Rigorous Data Science In An Introductory Computing Module For K-12 Students

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From a deluge of job openings to new university programs, Data Science has become a hot topic. But if it’s so important, why wait until a student enters university to introduce it?

Children are natural data scientists! They argue about who was ...

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The NYT Asks Brawner And Krishnamurthi About CSCI 0030 And Teaching Computational Thinking

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What is computational thinking, and how should it be taught? Almost three decades after the term was coined, the answer is still being worked out. How do ...

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Bootstrap Brings The Next Generation The Data Science They'll Need

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"Nationwide, the concept of 'CS for all' has become ubiquitous," says Brown CS Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi, co-director of Bootstrap. "But not all students will become computer scientists. We know already that opportunities to use data will be part ...

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Kathi Fisler Has Been Appointed Professor (Research) And Associate Director Of The Undergraduate Program

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One way to think of Kathi Fisler’s career, she says, is that it’s been a constantly shifting balance between formal systems (and how they work) and people (and ...

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Bootstrap Plays A Key Role In CS4RI Expansion Of CS Education In Rhode Island

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. Starting today, it's playing a key role in the new Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) effort, which brings together a coalition ...

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BDH Praises Bootstrap's Contribution To Improving CS's Accessibility And Diversity

A recent Brown Daily Herald editorial about Bootstrap (a CS literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries) strikes a note of appreciation: pride in the project's reach, in its efforts to be inclusive and effect cultural change, and in the fact that it two of its developers, Kathi ...

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Bootstrap Plays A Role In White House CS Education Initiative
The White House announced today a major nationwide effort to bring computer science education to all students across the country, noting that computer science skills are considered “a new basic skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility.” A computer science curriculum developed in part by faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Brown University ...

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White House Cites Bootstrap’s Contribution To Advancing CS Education

Earlier this month, President Obama announced a series of new commitments that will deliver computer science (CS) education to millions of previously unserved K-12 students. In the section of the White House Fact Sheet detailing expansion of CS offerings in New York City, the Office of the Press Secretary mentions Bootstrap, a curriculum and software ...

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The Department is excited to announce the promotions of Ugur Çetintemel and Shriram Krishnamurthi to Professor, effective July 1, 2012. “These faculty members are internationally respected and highly visible in their areas of expertise and have a strong commitment to teaching and advising,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia. “We are delighted that the University ...

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2011-0301.bootstrap.pngKurt Spindler, right, and Shaopeng Zhang work with Diamon Curry, a student at Gilbert Stuart Middle School, during a lesson on programming. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

By Richard Lewis

Community outreach connects Brown CS students to the Providence area. For more articles on how Brown CS students inspire and lead members of the greater ...