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CS4HS Workshop June 16, 2014 Why Study Computing?

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  1. CS4HS Workshop June 16, 2014 Why Study Computing?

  2. Why Study Computing? • Work with remarkable people to solve interesting problems • Allows one to work in very diverse fields (art, science, business, etc.) • Be creative • Make a difference in the world!

  3. Careers with Computing • Human Genome Project • Sustainability – Green Computing • Robotics • Tactile Graphics • Helping the blind be able to view textbooks • May set yourself apart form others by knowing about computing • May use computing in any field

  4. Median Earnings for Different Majors Source: Anthony Carnevale, Georgetown University

  5. Women in Computing

  6. Bleak News Across the Board

  7. Why This Matters • We need men and women in computing!!!! • Diversity in the workforce leads to more innovative products and fiscally healthier companies -- without it, everybody suffers • Diverse teams perform better • Voice recognition systems • Auto seat belts

  8. Women’s Contribution to Technology

  9. Computing Majors at Northwest • Computer Science • Media and Computing • Interactive Digital Media – Computer Science • Computers and Business • Management Information System • Computer Information Systems • Computer Engineering • Information Technology • Business Education • Business Technology

  10. NC-WIT Aspirations Awards • National Coalition – Women in Technology (NC-WIT) • Sponsors Award for Aspirations in Computing • Earn college scholarships • Missouri and Western Kansas Region • Available to 9-12th grade females • Please encourage your high school females to apply for this award

  11. Many Computing Organizations • CSTA = Computer Science Teachers Association (csta.acm.org) • ACM = Association of Computing Machinery (acm.org) • ACM-W = Association of Computing Machinery - Women (women.acm.org) • MINK WIC = MINK Women in Computing (minkcwic.acm.org) • Northwest = Northwest Missouri State University (nwmissouri.edu) • YOU (we hope!)

  12. CS4HS Workshop June 16, 2014 Why Study Computing?