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Dr. Robert McCartney Wins Top Ten Symposium Papers of All Time Award

Congratulations to Professor McCartney for recently being recognized for his publication “A Multi-institutional Study of Peer Instruction in Introductory Computing” being selected 4th best among the “Top Ten SIGCSE Symposium Papers of All Time”. As a capstone to its 50th annual SIGCSE Technical Symposium, leaders of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) are celebrating the ideas that have shaped the field. The top ten papers were chosen from all of the papers that have been presented at the SIGCSE Technical Symposium over the last 49 years.

“In 1969, the year of our first SIGCSE symposium, computing education was a niche specialty” explains SIGCSE Board Chair Amber Settle of DePaul University, of Chicago, USA. “Today, it is an essential skill students need to prepare for the workforce. Computing has become one of the most popular majors in higher education, and more and more students are being introduced to computing in K-12 settings. The Top Ten Symposium Papers of All Time Award will emphasize the outstanding research that underpins and informs how students of all ages learn computing. We also believe that highlighting excellent research will inspire others to enter the computing education field and make their own contributions.”