UMBC CSEE Professor Marie desJardins will be a guest on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi show from 12:00 to 1:00pm tomorrow, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She will be one of three experts discussing Coding and the Computer Science Conundrum with Kojo and callers. Listen live over the air on WAMU (88.5 mhz) or online. After she broadcast, you can hear it on the segment’s page or download it from their podcast archives.
The program’s description is:
“For years following the dot-com bust, computer science enrollment plunged steadily, prompting hand wringing over America’s competitiveness in technology and innovation. But a nationwide push to bring coding to classrooms, plus rapid innovation in apps and communications, has prompted a 13.4% jump in computer science majors in the 2012-13 academic year alone. But retaining those budding programmers — especially females and minorities — remains a significant challenge. Kojo explores local and national efforts to boost computer science competency, and learns how educators are revamping computational learning to give it relevance far beyond the classroom.”
The expert guests are:
- Pat Yongpradit, Director of Education, Code.org
- Marie desJardins, Prof. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- Janice Cuny, Program Director of Computing Education, National Science Foundation
Listeners can ask questions or make comments during the show via Twitter (@kojoshow) or phone (800-433-8850).