Linking Science and Social Issues

Each class the basic computer science content is linked to civic and social questions via newspaper articles, videos, websites, and other digitized content embedded in the "lectures" and "articles" pages of the website: http://www.techep.csi.cuny.edu/?page=lectures

Examples of this content:

  • Spies threaten U.S. electric grid
  • http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123914805204099085.html

  • Scientists In Politics
  • http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/14/956359/-Why-There-Are-So-Few-Scientists-And-Engineers-In-Politics#

  • Physicists in Congress Calculate Their Influence
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/science/10phys.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

  • Can You Count on Voting Machines?
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/magazine/06Vote-t.html

  • Cable Companies Target Commercials to Audience
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/business/04cable.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=&st=nyt