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Marie desJardins, professor of computer science and associate dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland College Park, teaches the CS Matters continuing education course on Wednesday to Maryland high school teachers to train them on teaching AP Computer Science Principles. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)
Marie desJardins, professor of computer science and associate dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland College Park, teaches the CS Matters continuing education course on Wednesday to Maryland high school teachers to train them on teaching AP Computer Science Principles. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

UM professors try to give computing broader appeal

Professors from two University of Maryland campuses are hoping to draw more women and minorities into the field by implementing a new high school course across the state. "There are many schools in Maryland where the only computer class is keyboarding," said Marie desJardins, professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. "Our ...

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