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February 12, 2018

No Such Thing, Episode 20: Computer Science in the "Other" Sciences

Can you be a scientist without having a foundation in computer science? Can we have sciences without computer science? And at what point in a young learners trajectory should they start being introduced to computation and computer science education?

Listen now to No Such Thing, Episode 20: "Computer Science in the "Other" Sciences". In this episode Marc continues his series of episodes on computer science education by talking with two scientists: Dr. Tessa Durham Brooks, a biologist from Doane University, and Dr. Raychelle Burks, analytical chemist from St. Edwards University. Marc explores how important computer science is to the "other" sciences.

Listen to No Such Thing: Episode Twenty

A chemist and a biologist walk into a computer lab...Dr. Tessa Durham Brooks, a biologist from Doane University, and Dr. Raychelle Burks, analytical chemist from St. Edwards University, are working to help train the young scientists coming up through their institutions to embrace the competencies of computer science. Their reasoning: computation changes what impact a scientist can have through their work. If you think your students or your own kids are on a "STEM path" without embracing computer science, this conversation might offer new insights.

About No Such Thing

The show is about learning with technology, the realities and exciting potential, but it’s also about youth and the practitioners who support them –- youth developers, museum educators, teachers, mentors, counselors, parents–as they grow their identity, and journey forward.

The show is produced in partnership with City University of New York’s Masters Program in Youth Studies (learn more on the School of Professional Studies website) and Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good.

Find No Such Thing on iTunesGooglePlay, and Stitcher.  See show notes for all episodes and learn more: nosuchthingpodcast.wordpress.com

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