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Computer Science Education Week at RCC

A growing number of high-paying jobs require a specific skill: computer programming. There are 17 open jobs for every qualified college graduate who can program a computer.

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11, 2016), Roxbury Community College App Developers will participate in RCC App Creation business canvas model on 12/8/16. About seven students and one faculty will take part in the design and creation of a student-centered RCC App. Roxbury Community College is joining hundreds of educators across Massachusetts who are organizing coding activities in the classroom.

Computer Science Education Week is dedicated to showing students of all ages the importance of computer science through fun coding activities. It is organized by the Computing in the Core Coalition and Code.org in early December each year to recognize the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, born on Dec. 9, 1906.

Once again this year, the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) and the Mass Technology Leadership Council Education Foundation are providing CS EdWeek kits (buttons, posters and communication tools) to encourage students and schools in Massachusetts to participate. To find more resources on computer science, go to www.MassTLCef.org.

For more information, contact Professor Chiso Okafor at cokafor@rcc.mass.edu or 617-427-0060 ext.5248.