CS in STEM at Fedscoop’s Tech Town Hall

On Tuesday 9/9/2014 I spoke at Fedscoop’s Tech Town Hall to an audience of folks gathered to talk about the nation’s STEM workforce. I gave the usual spiel about how important CS is to the STEM field and how undereducated our nation’s students are. But I tried something new as well. I spent some time talking about the difference between the late 20th century IT worker and the 21st century tech-educated worker. The former uses information technology and learned it by taking a vocational track. The latter creates technology and processes that stem from a foundational understanding of computer science that was experienced through a mainstream education. Read the Fedscoop article.

Pat Yongpradit speaking at Fedscoop

Pat Yongpradit speaking at Fedscoop

 

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