computational thinking, carnegie mellon
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microsoft research
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  Seminar series organized by Roger Dannenberg  
Jeannette M. Wing ,
President's Professor of Computer Science Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon
Computational Thinking: Two and a Half Years Later
Friday, September 26, 2008,Newell Simon Hall 1305, 12:00 pm


My vision for the 21st Century: Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone in the world.  I stated this vision over a year and a half ago and since then, the response by the computing community has been tremendously gratifying. In this talk I will describe how in my role at NSF I have able to reach an even broader community-- beyond CMU, beyond computer science, beyond other sciences and engineering, and even beyond the US--in terms of both research and education.  As a field, we are still early in our potential impact and I will point out opportunities for computer scientists to further our reach into all fields of endeavor and into all, especially the early, stages of the educational pipeline.

See the .pps presentation. See Video