Mississippi Receives AP CS Diversity Award

February 2nd, 2021

ACKSON, Miss. – Six schools in Mississippi have earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A (CSA) and/or AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP computer science courses.

Proud Partners!

September 5th, 2019

Press Release From C Spire C Spire, a proud partner in the Computer Science for Mississippi initiative, has announced that Chief Technology Officer Carla Lewis has been named one of Mississippi’s most influential African Americans by the Our Mississippi Honors organization. Lewis, who has worked with the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi State […]

C Spire Tech Movement, educators launch Software Development Pathway in select schools

November 8th, 2018

October 17, 2018 Contact: Carl Smith By using successful non-profit model, high school students can launch computer science career one year after graduation Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum speaks at C Spire event. (Screen capture, C Spire broadcast) C Spire executives and state education officials unveiled a new pilot program Wednesday [Oct. 17, 2018] that uses customized […]

New cyber ed center at MSU kicks off with C Spire partnership, advisory board meeting

November 8th, 2018

October 18, 2018 Contact: Carl Smith MSU President Mark E. Keenum spoke during an Oct. 17 news conference to announce the launch of the Software Development Pathway public-private partnership. (Photo by Logan Kirkland) Mississippi State’s newest university-level center has launched its first official project to further enhance cyber education for the state’s K-12 schools. The Center for […]

CS4MS Representatives Attend Roundtable

December 6th, 2017

On December 1, 2017,  CS4MS representatives, educators, and researchers attended a roundtable discussion hosted by C Spire.  Click here to view article.

Bryant declares December as Computer Science Month, notes MDE-RCU partnership

November 30th, 2017

November 30, 2017 Contact: Carl Smith From right to left, Research and Curriculum Unit project managers Lois Kappler and Anne Brinkmann participate in Shelly Hollis’ early preview of Hour of Code activities for students that will be delivered during Computer Science Education Week, which runs Dec. 4-10. The RCU is facilitating Hour of Code events for students, parents […]

RCU to Facilitate Hour of Code Events

November 29th, 2017

November 29, 2017 Contact: Carl Smith The Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University will facilitate Hour of Code events for three Mississippi school districts this December. As part of the RCU’s efforts to assist the Mississippi Department of Education expand computer science to every school in the state, the events planned for Calhoun County […]

MSU units bring computer science courses to K-12 classrooms

September 10th, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Two Mississippi State University (MSU) units are leading the charge in bringing computer science to Mississippi’s K-12 classrooms—partially through the funding of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The over $700,000 grant was awarded to the Research and Curriculum (RCU) to advance training and curriculum for the Computer Science for Mississippi (CS4MS) initiative with […]

CS4MS Pilot Program Launched by Mississippi Department of Education

August 31st, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has announced the launch of the Computer Science for Mississippi (CS4MS) program, developed in partnership with the RCU. Thirty-four school districts from across Mississippi will participate in the first year of the CS4MS pilot program, which will debut during the 2016-2017 academic year. The goal of […]

CS4MS Highlighted In Debut Issue of School Focus Magazine

May 12th, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi’s new magazine on K-12 education, School Focus, premiered in early August. Produced by the RCU in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education, School Focus highlights the accomplishments of Mississippi teachers and students and provides a glimpse into classrooms and schools across the state. It is posted to the RCU’s website and has […]