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Chronicle of Higher Education: “Students of All Majors Should Study Computer Science”

Chronicle charts“‘The STEM Crisis: Reality or Myth?’ (The Chronicle, November 11) says most researchers consider the STEM crisis a myth, unless their funding comes from technology companies. As information technology is certainly in STEM, we looked to see whether our field should be tarred along with the same brush applied to the sciences, engineering, and mathematics …

“Fortunately, this debate is not being settled by pundits writing op-eds. Students are voting with their feet …

“Student demand and employer demand are cyclical in most fields, and computer science is no exception. But the long-term outlook is clear and compelling: In addition to attractive career opportunities in information technology, students from all fields want to learn computer science to learn to how to change the world.”

Read the article here.

See a derivative article “Why are English majors studying Computer Science?” here.

And see the related article from the Boston Globe, “Computer science course fills seats, needs at Harvard,” here.

November 26, 2013