eCSite oversees two GK12 projects in Computer Science and Engineering. Computing, computational thinking, and computer science have become essential to many fields, but this fact has not been communicated clearly to the public. In particular, K-12 students and teachers are largely unaware of the current ubiquity of computing and the revolution it has on the different areas of science. There are two ways this is apparent - the dramatic decline in the number of students directly entering computing related majors, and the only limited integration of computing into existing curricula.
PROGRAM FOCUS: Informal education and outreach, Instructional/Curricular resources. DISCIPLINES: Computer science, Interdisciplinary. EDUCATION CONTEXT: PK-12.