Press Release: Maryland Education, Industry Leaders Look To Expand Computer Science In Schools
April 12 Event at UMBC to Focus on Computer Science Education
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bill Reinhard, MSDE, 410-767-0486, Megan Hanks, UMBC, 410-455-5791
Baltimore, MD (April 7, 2016)
More than 200 educators, industry leaders, and legislators will gather at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) next week for the state’s largest Computing Education Summit.
The Summit, organized jointly by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and UMBC, aims to create a blueprint for expanding student access to computer science in Maryland schools.
MSDE Interim State Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith will launch the Summit at 9 a.m. on April 12 and UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski will give the keynote address at 12:20 p.m.
Throughout the day, education and industry experts will lead sessions covering topics such as Maryland’s computer science initiatives, preparing computer science teachers, and the importance of computer science education throughout all levels of schooling.
WHO: Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President, UMBC
Dr. Jack R. Smith, Interim State Superintendent of Schools, MSDE
Dr. Marie desJardins, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean
for Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering and Information Technology, UMBC
Presenters and attendees from NASA, Code.org, CS Matters in Maryland, University of Maryland College Park, Project Lead the Way, Maryland's local schools systems, MSDE, and UMBC
WHAT: Maryland Computing Education Summit
WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- 9:00 a.m. – Welcome address by MSDE Interim State Superintendent of Schools, Jack Smith
- 12:20 p.m. – Keynote address by UMBC President, Freeman Hrabowski
WHERE: University of Maryland Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
To RSVP and request a parking code, contact Megan Hanks.