Wing to talk computational thinking today at ATLAS

By Staff

The ATLAS Speaker Series and the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program present Jeannette M. Wing, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research, this afternoon at CU-Boulder.

The event is at 4 p.m. at the ATLAS Black Box theater, lowest basement level, B2, Roser.

Why is thinking like a computer scientist much more than programming a computer? Wing, former head of computer science at Carnegie Mellon, discusses computational thinking as a way to solve complex problems. She'll focus on the idea of our children learning computational thinking as an essential part of developing their analytical abilities.

On leave from Carnegie Mellon University, Wing is President’s Professor of Computer Science and twice served as the head of the Computer Science Department. She was the assistant director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation and has worked at Bell Laboratories, USC/Information Sciences Institute and Xerox Palo Alto Research Laboratories. She received her S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Phi Beta Kappa.

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