Ten computer codes that transformed science

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It’s an increasingly common pattern. From astronomy to zoology, behind every great scientific finding of the modern age, there is a computer. Michael Levitt, a computational biologist at Stanford University in California who won a share of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on computational strategies for modelling chemical structure, notes that today’s laptops have about 10,000 times the memory and clock speed that his lab-built computer had in 1967, when he began his prizewinning work. ‘We really do have quite phenomenal amounts of computing at our hands today,’ he says. ‘Trouble is, it still requires thinking.’

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Date: 2021-01-20
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Most Schools Don’t Teach Computer Science

Would it surprise you to know that most schools don’t teach computer science’not even the basics? It should, especially given that there will be about 1 million more U.S. jobs in the tech sector in the next decade than computer science graduates to fill them, according to Code.org, a nonprofit launched last year to promote computer science in schools.

Failure to teach students basic theory behind how computer technology works has several implications’none of them positive. First, employers are clamoring for qualified people to fill tech-related jobs. Yet students aren’t introduced to this potentially high-paying field as they take the first steps toward a career.


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Date: 2014-04-1
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Scientists Write ‘Hello World’ in Bacterial DNA With Electricity and CRISPR

One of the first things a budding software engineer learns is how to teach the computer to return the phrase, ‘Hello world!’ So when experimenting with a new way to encode information into bacteria, that was the first message that scientists studying DNA data storage tried out.

A study published on January 11 in the journal Nature Chemical Biology details how the researchers led by Columbia University systems biologist Harris Wang used electricity and the DNA editing tool CRISPR to write ‘hello world!’ into living bacteria’s DNA.

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Suffolk high school among first to participate in Pharrell, Amazon’s new music coding program that explores racial equity

The collaboration, ‘Your Voice is Power’ includes five teaching modules with lesson plans that teach coding while “kick-starting conversations among students and their teachers about the importance of racial justice.”

‘Your Voice is Power’ is Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon Music, and Georgia Tech latest initiative to expand computer science education to more students from underserved communities and groups currently underrepresented in tech.

A Suffolk Public Schools music director said that the program gave his students a “comfortable place to have uncomfortable conversations that needed to be had.”


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Date: 2021-01-19T17:47:12.318
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Amazon Teams Up with Pharrell Williams’ YELLOW and Georgia Tech to Launch New Music Remix Competition to Inspire Students to Pursue Computer Science

The need for high quality computer science education is more important than ever, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that from 2014 to 2024, the market for computer science professionals will grow twice as fast as the rest of the labor market. BLS research also shows that in 2019, the median annual salary for computer science occupations was approximately $48,000 greater than the median wage for all occupations in the U.S. What’s more, while the number of Black students obtaining STEM degrees has increased over the last two decades, Black professionals remain underrepresented within American science and engineering enterprises. The National Science Board (NSB) estimates that the number of Black professionals in science and engineering must more than double to be representative of Black people in the U.S. population in 2030.

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Date: 2021-01-19
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Commentary: Why prioritizing computer science education is critical to California’s future

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Prayers for peace and healing filled interfaith virtual vigil on eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

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Publisher: San Diego Union-Tribune
Date: 2020-12-15T20:42:04.872
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10 months later, Talladega College President Hawkins finally presented with award

Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins (left) is a presented a plaque in recognition of being named No. 1 among the 10 Most Dominant HBCU Leaders for 2020 by the HBCU Campaign Fund.’Demetrius Johnson Jr., Fund president and CEO, made the presentation.’

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TALLADEGA — When the HBCU Campaign Fund named Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins No. 1 among the 10 Most Dominant HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Leaders for 2020, the Fund’s president and CEO, Demetrius Johnson Jr., planned to hand deliver a commemorative plaque to the honoree.

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