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Computer Science

Computer science or computing science (abbreviated CS) is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems. Computer scientists invent algorithmic processes that create, describe, and transform information and formulate suitable abstractions to model complex systems.

Computer science has many sub-fields; some, such as computational complexity theory, study the fundamental properties of computational problems, while others, such as computer graphics, emphasize the computation of specific results. Still others focus on the challenges in implementing computations. For example, programming language theory studies approaches to describe computations, while computer programming applies specific programming languages to solve specific computational problems, and human-computer interaction focuses on the challenges in making computers and computations useful, usable, and universally accessible to humans.

The general public sometimes confuses computer science with careers that deal with computers (such as information technology), or think that it relates to their own experience of computers, which typically involves activities such as gaming, web-browsing, and word-processing. However, the focus of computer science is more on understanding the properties of the programs used to implement software such as games and web-browsers, and using that understanding to create new programs or improve existing ones.

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University of Southern California
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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 29, 2019 See Details

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

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$25,000

deadline

March 29, 2019
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Rath Foundation Academic Scholarship

University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business

$20,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Rath Foundation Academic Scholarship

University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business

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$20,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Up to $10,000 November 13, 2018 See Details

Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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Up to $10,000

deadline

November 13, 2018
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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

$10,000 November 30, 2018 See Details

Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

award

$10,000

deadline

November 30, 2018
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Women Techmakers Scholars Program

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$10,000 December 06, 2018 See Details

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Google, Inc.

award

$10,000

deadline

December 06, 2018
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Generation Google Scholarship

Google, Inc.

$10,000 December 06, 2018 See Details

Generation Google Scholarship

Google, Inc.

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$10,000

deadline

December 06, 2018
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Generation Google College Scholarship

Google, Inc.

$10,000 December 06, 2018 See Details

Generation Google College Scholarship

Google, Inc.

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$10,000

deadline

December 06, 2018
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Google Lime Scholarship

Google, Inc.

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Google Lime Scholarship

Google, Inc.

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$10,000

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December 09, 2018
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The Gallery Collection

$10,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

The Gallery Collection

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$10,000

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March 01, 2019
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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Up to $7,500

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January 31, 2019
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