Blog Posts

  • Computer_science_original

    February 04, 2016
    LeeAnn Baronett


    As the President said in his weekly radio and internet address, "In the new economy, computer science isn't an optional skill. It's a basic skill, right along with the three R's." We couldn’t agree more. 

  • Unesco_original

    February 03, 2016
    LeeAnn Baronett


    Did you know that three-quarters of the fastest growing occupations require significant mathematics or science preparation? And that by 2018, there could be 2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs in the U.S? And did you know that twenty-eight percent of US companies say that... 

  • Imagineer_original

    February 02, 2016
    Cara Friez-LeWinter


    We are excited to bring you a new blog series every month that showcases careers in CS-STEM fields. To kick off the series, we will showcase one of the more “star-studded” careers ... an ©Imagineer!

  • Vex_scores_together_original

    February 01, 2016
    Cara Friez-LeWinter


    Our VEX Virtual Programming Skills Challenge kicked off a few months ago, and it is time to share our latest high scores!

  • Blog-5-tips-stem_original

    January 31, 2016
    LeeAnn Baronett


    Running a STEM robotics classroom can seem a little overwhelming, especially if resources are tight. How can you keep your classroom running smoothly if you don’t have a lot of resources? It’s easier than you might think. Here are a few tips to help!

  • Whittaker_original

    December 13, 2015
    LeeAnn Baronett | 1 comment


    This Computer Science Profile features William (Red) Whittaker, a roboticist best known for his role in leading Carnegie Mellon University’s Tartan Racing team to victory in the DARPA Grand Challenge. Read more about his accomplishments here!

  • Hopper_quote_original

    December 12, 2015
    LeeAnn Baronett


    This Computer Science Profile features Grace Hopper, a true pioneer in computer science. Read more about the amazing things she did here!

  • Fahlman_original

    December 12, 2015
    LeeAnn Baronett


    Our latest Computer Science Profile features Scott Fahlman, a Research Professor in Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science and who also invented the emoticon. :-) Read more about him here!

  • Berners-lee_original

    December 10, 2015
    LeeAnn Baronett | 2 comments


    Our latest Computer Science Profile features Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web ... yes WWW! Read more about him here.

  • Musk_quote_original

    December 09, 2015
    LeeAnn Baronett


    Today our feature Computer Science Profile is Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and a co-founder of Zip2, PayPal, and Tesla Motors. Read more about him here!

  • Wing_original

    December 08, 2015
    LeeAnn Baronett


    Our latest Computer Science Profile features Jeannette Wing, who is currently the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research. Read more about her here!  

  • Shaw_quote_original

    December 07, 2015
    LeeAnn Baronett


    Today's Computer Science Profile features Carol Shaw, who was the first female video game designer. Read more about her here!