EDC and a technical committee of computer scientists and thought leaders in computational thinking (CT) will develop and validate a common core of CT skill sets used by scientists, technicians, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians in U.S. STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) workplaces.
The project team will:
- Conduct a national online validation of the resulting CT duties, responsibilities, and associated skills, knowledge, and attributes
- With the collaboration of expert STEM workers, develop written and visual examples of how STEM workers use CT skills in routine work to solve problems commonly found in STEM workplaces
- Share findings with the national community of CT stakeholders to inform and advance ongoing efforts to define CT, and to integrate CT into education programs aimed at building the next generation of STEM innovators
- Use both traditional and innovative dissemination strategies to share these findings
Committee members are from the University of Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Williams College, Santa Fe Institute, and Raytheon Corporation.
Director: Joyce Malyn-Smith
Funder: National Science Foundation