Computational Thinking Conference


UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
RIO PIEDRAS CAMPUS
COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Conference on Computational Thinking
By Dr. Jeannette Wing
President's Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant Director, Computer & Information Science and Engineering Directorate, NSF

Time: April 8, 2010 @ 2:30 PM
Place: Natural Sciences Building, Room A 211

Abstract: My vision for the 21st Century: Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone in the world. To reading, writing, and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to every child's analytical ability. Computational thinking involves solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science. Thinking like a computer scientist means more than being able to program a computer. It requires the ability to abstract and thus to think at multiple levels of abstraction. In this talk I will give many examples of computational thinking, argue that it has already influenced other disciplines, and promote the idea that teaching computational thinking can not only inspire future generations to enter the field of computer science but benefit people in all fields.

Talk sponsored by UPRRP CS CPATH–NSF grant

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wing/

Posted April 7, 2010 by Humberto G. Ortiz Zuazaga