This is computer science?!

One of the misconceptions I’m constantly trying to correct is the one that says computer science is about the study of computers. Or the slightly more sophisticated misconception that says that it’s the study of programming computers. No. CS is much more about what can be done with computing! Here’s two great examples of what computer scientists do, which might help you get the idea of how broad and diverse and exiting this field is:, an effort led by Professor Yoky Matsuoka of the University of Washington, and the Craft Technology Group, led by Professors Mike and Ann Eisenberg at the University of Colorado.

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