Software Engineer Named #3 Career
Posted on May 1, 2013
CareerCast has released their 2013 Jobs Rated report, in which they identified software developer/engineer as the 3rd best job in the world, out of 200 career possibilities. Reasons included the good pay, future demand, pleasant work environment, and low stress levels.
The top career was actuary; biomedical engineer was #2. Systems analyst was #10, web developer was #24, and computer programmer was #38. At #199 was lumberjack, and #200 was newspaper reporter.
For more information about the careers available in computing, be sure to see our Computing Careers Market page.
Prof. Adams Named ACM Distinguished Educator
Posted on January 26, 2013
Prof. Adams was one of six CS professors world-wide who was named a Distinguished Educator by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Click here for the full story. Special thanks to Prof. Keith VanderLinden for coordinating his nomination.
Computing Can Change The World
Posted on December 12, 2012
As part of its support for CS Education Week 2012, the National Science Foundation has produced this nifty video in which computing professionals talk about how what they do changes the world.
TeCreate teaches the joy of programming
Posted on October 12, 2012
This story was recently featured on Calvin’s News Service.
Abstraction Club Refurbishes Computers for School in Nicaragua
Posted on December 3, 2011
The Calvin News Service recently posted this news story about the Computer Science and Information Systems club “Abstraction”.
The Computing Careers Market
Posted on November 11, 2008
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, between now and 2018, there will far more jobs in software engineering than in all other kinds of engineering combined, and far more network administration/analysis jobs than (non-software) engineering jobs combined. See our Computing Careers Market page for the details.
Relatedly, CNN-Money magazine recently rated Software Architect as their Best Job In America.