Experts: Computer science needs new image to attract students

12/21/2009 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Experts in education and technology say that better computer science education in schools and an improved image of computer science careers are needed to entice more students to prepare for the digital jobs of the future. The National Science Foundation is developing an introductory computer science course that is aimed at showing students how technology is integrated across many industries. "The fear is that if you pursue computer science, you will be stuck in a basement, writing code. That is absolutely not the reality," a Google executive said.

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