Pearson Author Eric Roberts Honored with Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award

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Association for Computing Machinery Recognizes Eric Roberts for Contributions to Computer Science Education.


Eric Roberts, author of Pearson’s The Art and Science of Java, has received the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) 2012 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award.

The award, named for Karl V. Karlstrom, a long-time Pearson computer science editor, is presented annually to an outstanding educator who is appointed to a recognized educational baccalaureate institution. The recipient is recognized for advancing new teaching methodologies; effecting new curriculum development or expansion in Computer Science and Engineering; or making a significant contribution to the educational mission of ACM.

A professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, Eric Roberts has made numerous important contributions to curriculum development. His first book, Thinking Recursively, was named in a 1998 Communications of the ACM survey as one of the core texts that every computer science educator should know.

At Stanford, Eric Roberts built an undergraduate computer science program which has become a model for universities across the country. He developed a computing curriculum for public high schools in Bermuda that was the first national computing curriculum to be certified by an international standards board. He served on the board of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), is the immediate past chair of the ACM Education Board, and is a Fellow of ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Eric Roberts received the SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education in 2003 and most recently, the IEEE 2012 Taylor L. Booth Education Award for excellence in computer science education.

The award will be presented at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 15th in San Francisco, CA.

About ACM
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

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