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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Student Interest in Computer Science Plummets
From: Ruben Safir
To: "Inker, Evan"
Organization: Brooklyn Linux Solutions
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Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 12:50:46 -0400
As an example of a course that presents a broader view of the field, Ms.
Cuny cites an introductory computer-science class at the Georgia
Institute of Technology, taught by Mark Guzdial, in which students
dissect a computer-animated scene of wildebeests charging over a ridge
in the Disney film The Lion King.
Some professors stress that high-school students need to be exposed to
the imaginative aspects of computer science. Mr. Lazowska, of the
University of Washington, recommends that more high schools hold
competitions for students to design and build robots. "It's gender
neutral, it's creative, and discovery oriented," he says.
That is computer science like turning on your microwave is nuclear