What Is Computer Science?

Computer science is a very young discipline.  Electronic computers were initially 

developed in the 1940's.  Those who worked with computers in the 1940's and

1950's often did so by teaching themselves about computers because at that 

time most schools did not offer any instruction in computer science.  However,

as early pioneers in computers learned more about their machines, a collection

of principles began to evolve into the disciple we now call  "computer science".

Because it emerged from the efforts of people using computers in a variety of 

disciplines, the influence of these disciplines can often be seen in computer science. 

Computer Science can now be found on the campus of most major universities and colleges

as well as, most high school campus. 


What disciplines are included in computer science?

*****Here are some neat computer science sites to visit*****

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[ Women and Computer Science. |The Ada Projects |The field of Computer Science | Portrait of a computer animator/computer scientist ]

These pages were developed through GirlTECH, a teacher training program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. Pages copyright July 1999 by Ms. H. Connor.
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