U.S. bolsters national push to expand computing education

Georgia Tech and UMass Amherst Share $6.24 Million NSF Grant for Broadening U.S. Computer Science Education

ATLANTA – November 15, 2012 – Through a five-year, $6.24 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will form a partnership to further grow the pipeline of students in U.S. computer science programs and broaden participation in this fast-growing field. The new Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance will extend best practices and seek to duplicate state-level successes in developing K-12 and post-secondary curriculum, enhancing teacher training, and conducting hands-on student workshops and other programs.

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