It’s hard to believe, but most ‘computer science’ courses are taught in the realm of business classes, even today. These courses typically involve keyboarding skills, Microsoft Excel, Word and maybe some HTML. Sadly, this is not doing justice to Computer Science as a STEM discipline, and that needs to change in a big way. Getting more kids educated by qualified teachers will help make curriculum more relevant and engaging than what passes for computer science in many middle and high schools. Kids need to learn programming skills and applications development, using a wide variety of languages from Java to Python to C and Visual Basic. Giving students the power to program and develop their own ideas will drive innovation and creativity in the CS realm. Fortunately, Columbus State University in Georgia has helped educators take a step in the right direction by offering a teaching endorsement in Computer Science. We hope that other Universities and state teacher licensing agencies follow suit. Computer science continues to be wide ranging, high growth field in STEM related employment with many jobs going unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants.
CNC Machine A Robot Roving Eye Part II
CNC Machining an Arduino-Powered Robot Roving Eye.