As a founding partner of Code.org, Microsoft has been a long-time supporter of CS Ed Week over the years, but the company is now ready to do even more to inspire teachers and K-12 students across the world to take interest in computer science.
Under this new co-funded collaboration between Microsoft Research, Cortana Research and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the two will work together and build next-generation Cortana features and capabilities.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has made a $40 million gift to the University of Washington, which will use the donation to elevate its computer science and engineering department into a full school.
Microsoft today announced that they have open sourced Bio Model Analyzer, a cloud-based tool which allows for biologists to model cell interaction and communication
Microsoft and several other CEO’s have joined several school superintendents and a bipartisan mix of 27 governors in demanding higher standards for computer science education in the country.
Code.org, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, has just put out a petition on Change.org asking the United States congress to “amplify and accelerate” computer science education.
Corporate vice president and head of Microsoft philanthropies, Mary Snapp, took time out today to update on the status of the company’s on-going educational bet.
Microsoft is looking to assist Reed College in establishing its new computer science program sometime this year. Reed College began raising money to develop a modest computer science degree program for students that would include hiring two full-time faculty members to mentor the 110 current students enrolled in computer sciences courses. Upon hearing the news, […]
Jeannette Wing has crossed our radar previously when she was honored by the Association for Computing Machinery for her decade-old essay on Computational Thinking. As Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Research, Wing has been viewed as a pioneer of early thoughts on modern computing in the industry for some time now. Wing was recently found promoting […]
Computer Science Education Week is starting today, and Microsoft has taken to their blog to share their excitement, as well as mentioning all-time high enthusiasm internally for computer science movement Hour of Code. Computer science for youth Started by non-profit computer science promoting organization Code.org in the US in 2013, Hour of Code aims to teach computer students computer […]
Thanks to a handful of nifty applications, most people consider modern day ‘computing’ to be the result of glamorous tech start startups, phrases that include ‘algorithms’ and some form of nebulous social media. The nuances and inner workings of actual computer science are lost on the casual computer user. Oddly enough, there was a time […]