The United States House of Representatives has designated December 6–12 as National Computer Science Education Week, in honor of Grace Hopper. The purpose of this education week is to foster computer science education in the schools and universities – too few students are exposed to the opportunities presented by computer science.
Visit Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek.org) website for more information.
The development of CSEdWeek is a joint effort led by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with the cooperation and deep involvement of the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Computing Research Association, the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the Anita Borg Institute, the National Science Foundation, Google Inc., Intel, and Microsoft.
Microsoft has also launched a website to celebrate Computer Science Education week in the US. The site contains a rich set of information, a video and links for educators and students, featuring software, opportunities and success stories.