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Crain's reports today that Brown CS alum Michael Horn '97 has just won a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant for a project that uses songs, games, and storybooks to bring computer science education into environments where children are likely not expecting to learn programming, such as museums and homes.

"We discovered," he says, "even really young kids can engage in surprisingly sophisticated ways with computational ideas and they were excited about it." The goal, Michael explains, is to increase diversity and interest in computer science by putting it inside a social environment that children associate with exploration and play.

The full article is available here.