Tag: computer science education week

Students & Educators
Staci Lyon 0
A Good #STEM Day

STEM, you’ve heard the acronym before, right? Well, in case you've been hibernating, STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; schools have promoted it for years. And every year SAS partners with a local middle school, sending out volunteers who inspire students to consider STEM careers. This year many of

Students & Educators
Scott McQuiggan 0
What an Hour of Code Looks Like

Activities that leave classrooms full of students hungry for more are every teacher's dream. The Hour of Code again and again produces stories of engaged students, not just focused on but delighted in their work. The Hour of Code calls for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem-solving skills to

Students & Educators
Jen Sabourin 0
So, What Is Computer Science?

  This week we're kicking off Computer Science Ed Week 2015, and we couldn't be more excited! It’s hard for us to believe, but people outside the field sometimes fail to share that excitement. Again and again we’re asked, "What is computer science?" So we’ve developed an answer that will help transform those puzzled shrugs

Students & Educators
Lucy Kosturko 0
#CSEdWeek in Review

Computer science is at the heart of our day-to-day operation here at Curriculum Pathways. So we understand the market demand for talented coders, data analysts, web developers, and the like. That's why, during the recent Computer Science Education Week, we were happy to volunteer our time at local schools and  lead

Students & Educators
Staci Lyon 0
#CSEdWeek: Math is Kinda Important!

Math is essential to a successful career in computer science. That’s right! Jobs such as those listed below require algebra, calculus, discrete math, and other courses. Software engineer/developer (every industry) Social network analysis Gaming Anti-terrorism/cybercrime/fraud detection Data scientist (sports/business/finance) Math and computer science share terminology and notation. Computer scientists use math

Chris Hemedinger 0
Why "programmer" is not in my job title

There are two activities which, when taken in combination, have occupied the vast majority of my working hours for the past 20 years: writing computer programs and writing...well, just writing. During my college years I completed my degree with a double-major: Computer Science and English. (My English degree has a

Chris Hemedinger 0
Too many pies can be hard to digest

On his SAS and R blog, Ken K. recently posted an example of a visualization technique called "small multiples". In this exercise, Ken shows the programming technique for replicating a particular series of pie charts in R as well as in SAS. It's a useful exercise to learn from, but