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Krishnamurthi And Quay-de la Vallee Look At App Store Insecurity In Fast Company

While some privacy advocates are warily eyeing our smart refrigerators and Internet-enabled toaster ovens, Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi and PhD candidate Hannah Quay-de la Vallee of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have turned their attention to an area that's been largely overlooked: app stores, which power our phones and tablets as ...

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Lightweight Or Just Right? Bootstrap Launches Data Science For Kids

Funding from the National Science Foundation and Bloomberg, Inc. will allow Bootstrap (a CS literacy curriculum used worldwide that's directed by Kathi FislerShriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer of Brown CS) to deliver broadly accessible data science to K-12 kids.

"We often use 'lightweight' as a pejorative," says Shriram, "but it nicely represents our ...

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Mosaic+ And Brown CS Launch A New Program To Help URM Students Transition To Studying CS

According to Jonathan Powell, who has just finished leading the new Mosaic+ Transition Program, which helps underrepresented minority (URM) students prepare for studying computer science at Brown University, his experience as a new CS student was shared by many of his peers.

“I was interested in the program,” he says, “because I heard a lot ...

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Sam Dooman, Caroline Malin-Mayor, And Bootstrap Provide Summer Enrichment For Local Students

Almost everyone who has had a summer break from school can understand the challenge of summer learning loss, in which students fail to retain concepts learned during a previous school year. This summer, some local kids avoided losing their recently-acquired math skills through a summer enrichment program offered by Bootstrap, a computer science literacy curriculum ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Students

For more stories on why Brown CS is so great, check out our Praise for Brown CS page here.

On any given week, Brown CS students are designing apps to improve parking or combat cancer, earning fellowships from Google and MIT and Y Combinator, launching their own hackathons and research symposia, and reaching out into ...

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Bootstrap Readies 33 Teachers To Provide CS4RI This Fall

As reported last week, Bootstrap saw sold-out enrollment for its June 27-29 workshop, and now 33 local teachers (plus four from other states) are ready to go out and teach computer science as part of Governor Gina Raimondo's CS4RI initiative. Recently cited by the White House for its efforts to improve the inclusiveness, accessibility ...

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Bootstrap Sells Out Its June 27-29 CS4RI Workshop

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used worldwide by 10,000 students whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. Recently cited by the White House for its efforts to improve the inclusiveness, accessibility, and reach of computer science education, it continues to expand globally, nationally, and within ...

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Pombrio And Krishnamurthi's Work Has Been Selected As One Of ACM SIGPLAN ICFP's Best Papers

Research in programming language implementation ("Hygienic Resugaring of Compositional Desugaring") by PhD candidate Justin Pombrio and Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has been chosen as one of the best papers of the 2015 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2015).

To situate Justin and Shriram ...

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The White House Cites Bootstrap's Contributions To Maryland's Successful

A recent post on the White House's blog mentions the Charles County (Maryland) Public School District, and their efforts to provide computer science education to all students. One of the key elements of this program is Bootstrap, a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose ...

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"We want to bring computing to all, but which all do we mean?" ask Kathi FislerShriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer, co-directors of Bootstrap, one of the nation's leading computer science literacy programs, in a recent BLOG@CACM post. "There’s one natural interpretation —probably the one imagined by most of the general public ...