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NY Times:  Is This Computer Science's 'Sputnik Moment'?

Posted Jun. 16, 2011

After a recent article in the New York Times attributes the recent rise in  interest in computer science to Facebook, CS educators are wondering if this is our "Sputnik Moment".

Wondering what the speculation is all about?  It started with this NY Times article entitled Computer Studies Made Cool, on Film and Now on Campus.

Now the debate continues on the NY Times Opinion Pages in their Room for Debate section, under Computer Science's 'Sputnik Moment'?  Be sure to click on all the "Debaters" links on the left!