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U.S. Computer Science Education Week 2009

National Computer Science Education Week

December 6–12, 2009, was National Computer Science Education Week in the United States. Microsoft proudly partnered in this call to action to encourage youth to pursue careers in computer science. Read more... 

Learn about Computer Science Education Week 2010

Careers for the Next Generation 

Rick Rashid, senior vice president, Microsoft ResearchRick Rashid, senior vice president of Microsoft Research, stressed the value of computer science education in solving the world’s most pressing problems. Read more...

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Fostering Computer Science Education in the Field

Computer science students at the University of BuffaloComputer science students working on a remote-controlled wheelchair for physically challenged children

"We want to do everything we can to equip a new generation of technology leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to harness the magic of software to improve lives, solve problems and catalyze economic growth."

— Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation

People in Computer Science

  • Radhika Nagpal, assistant professor of computer science, Harvard University
  • Ece Kamar, Ph.D. candidate in computer science, Harvard University
  • Lucy Sanders, CEO, National Center for Women & Information Technology

Research Success Stories

About Computer Science Education Week

Children at work on a tablet computerThe United States House of Representatives has designated December 6–12 as National Computer Science Education Week, in honor of Grace Hopper.

Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 to January 1, 1992), was a pioneer in the field of computer science. She engineered new programming languages and set standards for computer systems which laid the foundation for many advancements in computer science.

Students in a libraryComputing technology is now an integral part of our culture and has transformed how people interact with each other and around the world. Computer science drives innovation in all fields of science, technology, engineering, biology, finance, as well as entertainment and personal communication.

To be educated in computer science is no longer an option but an essential. Microsoft is proud to partner with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in its call to action for more youth to become educated as computer scientists.

Computer Science Education Week Web site