At its spring meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees approved the integration of the School of Digital Sciences (DSCI) into the College of Communication and Information (CCI) effective July 1, 2017. By adding the School of Digital Sciences to its family of schools, CCI becomes the only college in the nation that combines a mix of digital sciences, visual communication design, journalism, information sciences and communication studies in its core curriculum.
Computing professionals not only have good earnings, but they tend to stay in the field more than most other majors. A grad degree typically adds a 31% boost in earnings so students may want to consider a Masters degree.
Phase 2 of the CS Principles project, which is about to begin, will be a three-year effort leading to a new AP CS Principles course that will focus both on the creative and practical aspects of computing. This new course will complement the current AP CS A course, which focuses on programming.
Computer Science alumni Andrew Sutton got a nice plug in the preface to the new version of Stroustrup's C++ language reference book (4th edition). The new edition covers C++ 11.
Andrew Sutton is the author of the Origin library, which was the testbed for much of the discussion of emulating concepts in the template chapters, and of the matrix library that is the topic of Chapter 29. The Origin library is open source and can be found by searching the Web for “Origin” and “Andrew Sutton.”
Piquing a teenager's or 20-something's interest in the latest gizmo isn't a hard sell, though getting them engrossed in the technology that drives those widgets — and, more specifically, a career in it — is a whole other story.