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Live Online Briefing: Inspiring the Next Bill Gates

During Computer Science Education Week, NSF spotlights computer scientists who make it cool to compute

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Photo of a person engaged with a cloth printed circuit board.

Leah Buechley, director of the MIT Media Lab High-Low Tech research group, is demonstrating e-textiles, in the form of wallpaper. Buechley investigates the integration of high and low technology from cultural, material and practical perspectives, with the goal of engaging diverse groups of people in developing their own technologies. She is well-kmown in the field of electronomic textiles (e-textiles) and her work in this area includes developing a method of creating cloth printed circuit boards (fabric PCBs), like the one shown.

Credit: Leah Buechley, MIT


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Computer Science Education Weekd, csedweek.org.

Congress designated December 5-11, 2010, as Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), in recognition of the transformative role of computing and necessity of rigorous computer science education at all levels. The development of CSEdWeek is a joint effort led by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with the cooperation and deep involvement of the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Computing Research Association, the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the Anita Borg Institute, Google, Inc., Intel, Microsoft and the National Science Foundation (NSF) .

Credit: ACM


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