Friday, March 16, 2007

Computing Degrees and Careers Information from the ACM

Following up on my previous post, I just saw that the ACM has made available a new brochure to prepare High School students for careers in computing: The brochure describes the major areas of study available in the field, as well as a wide range of career
opportunities. Of note is also the information on the web site, including Frequently Asked Questions and Top 10 Reasons to Major in Computing.

I will be using this material in my efforts to attract Icelandic students to computer science. I must freely admit that, with all due respect to civil engineering, I find it very difficult to understand why students choose that field of studies in large numbers, and do not even consider computer science. As my Latin ancestors would have said, "De gustibus non disputandum est" ("There is no arguing about tastes").

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