JUNE MEMBERSHIP FORUM LUNCHEON
Guest Speaker: Dr. Chris Stephenson of Google
Sponsored by BBSI
"Thinking Globally and Working Locally: Why Oregon Businesses Need to Support CS Education"
Dr. Chris Stephenson is the Head of Computer Science Education Strategy at Google. In this role she works with internal Google teams and external computer science organizations globally to improve computer science teaching and learning. From 2004 to 2014, Stephenson was the founding Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), a professional membership organization dedicated to improving K-12 computing education. Previously, she held positions at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Stephenson has consulted on the development of computer science learning standards in many countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. She has served as Chair of the ACM K-12 Task Force and as President of the International Society for Technology in Education’s Special Interest Group for Computer Science. Stephenson has numerous research publications in the field of computer science education and has written several high school textbooks on computer science and computer engineering. Stephenson is the co-chair of the ACM Education Board and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Inroads Magazine. She is a Distinguished Member of ACM.