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Industry Highlights for Week of July 3, 2017

Universities Shaped, Defined Computer Programming

Higher education institutions have always been at the forefront of computer science innovation. As early as the 1940s, colleges like the University of Pennsylvania were introducing new technology — in this case, the first general-purpose computer. From then on, universities have led the way in the computer science field, introducing new programming languages and more. About 10 years ago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created Scratch, which enables young learners to “experiment, explore, and express themselves with computational tools,” according to Mitchel Resnick, the head of MIT’s Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten.
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