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ACM SIGCSE Bulletin
In addition to "learning by doing," programming assignments and projects are also the mechanism by which students learn about the utility of computer science -or not. Recent research indicates that the current generation of students is in search of a career with meaning, and women and minorities have long been known to desire careers that help society. In this paper, we provide student testimonials on the importance and benefits of practical and socially-relevant assignments. We then examineddoi:10.1145/1227504.1227466 fatcat:y6scxomki5bhdjhg2v7qwd73am