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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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Sorawee Porncharoenwase Wins The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

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The Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, given this year to Sorawee Porncharoenwase, recognizes strong achievement from young students and offers them the opportunity to partner with faculty and advance work ...

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Alexandra Papoutsaki Lands A

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In the past ten years, more than 30 Brown CS graduates have taken faculty positions across the country. Often, these are teaching-focused positions at liberal arts institutions, such as (most recently): Hammurabi Mendes at Davidson College; Layla Oesper at ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Will Receive An Honorary Doctorate From Università Della Svizzera Italiana

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Only five years ago, Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) was the inaugural winner of SIGPLAN's Robin Milner Young Researcher Award. But age comes fast. A needle skips on a record somewhere, the hair of the youthful researcher is turned ...

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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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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 ...