Friday, November 19, 2010

Addressing Shortages in Comp Sci Graduates

How critical is the need for computer science graduates?

“We’re graduating on the order of 15,000 students a year, and we need 45,000 students a year.”

If DARPA is funding this, clearly they see this as a national security issue.

DARPA-funded project to spark computer science education

To boost computer science education and help middle and high school students strengthen their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills before they enter college and the workforce, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded TopCoder a $5.57 million contract to develop a new virtual community featuring competitions and educational resources.

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