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New federal law means computer science is officially part of STEM

from Education Week

The STEM Education Act of 2015, which expands the definition of STEM — an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — to include computer science programs, was signed into law yesterday. The bill that became the STEM Education Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas, and Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Conneticut, both members of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. The new law does not add funding, but it does expand the kinds of STEM programs that can be run and funded by federal government agencies to include computer science. more

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