K-12 Outreach

​Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $88,240 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810. Despite the great job prospects (and potential impactful careers), there is a shortage of computer scientists. Our K-12 Outreach programs aim to expand the computing pipeline, by instilling a passion for computer science to younger generations and prepare them for a future career in computing and technical disciplines.