Computer Science Education Summit in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:30pm


Wyndam Pittsburgh University Center

Given the convergence of burgeoning enrollments in CS across many universities and colleges in the United States and the need to re-imagine the way computer science is taught to address 21st century challenges, the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University is hosting a 2-day summit in Pittsburgh.  The summit will be held at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center.

The summit will focus on reviewing recent reports about increasing enrollments and brainstorming ways that the education community, and supporting constituents such as computing organizations, governmental agencies and industry, can work toward a fundamental transformation in CS undergraduate education. The summit will bring together CS education experts from various college levels, including research universities, liberal arts and minority colleges, community colleges, computing organizations and associations and leading industry partners to come up with common goals that can be brought to the greater CS education community.

The summit will center on a number of key questions that seek to understand growing enrollment pressures in various types of colleges and regions, the need to continue efforts to increase diversity in computing, the readiness of the computing education community to embrace institutional changes and whether it is time for a larger, broader summit of CS education leaders to start to develop a roadmap for broad and sustained change at the undergraduate level similar to a recent effort done in the field of biological sciences. We hope that bringing together constituents from a wide variety of regions and audiences can lead to future collaborations to develop new solutions to address the growing interest in computing at the undergraduate level.

Generously supported by Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science and the National Science Foundation (CNS-1752904).

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