Governor Bryant Proclaims December “Mississippi Computer Science Education Month”

Governor Phil Bryant Proclaims December "Mississippi Computer Science Education Month"

With support from Kids Code Mississippi, C Spire and the Mississippi State University Research and Curriculum Unit, Governor Phil Bryant proclaimed December 2018 as “Mississippi Computer Science Education Month.” The proclamation acknowledged the efforts of a variety of stakeholders from education, business and state government who are working together to expand availability of CS programs for students and young adults in Mississippi. In particular, the proclamation recognized the Mississippi Department of Education for their CS4MS pilot program; Mississippi universities and community colleges offering CS programs; the Basecamp Coding Academy (Water Valley) and Mississippi Coding Academies (Jackson and Columbus); Keesler Air Force Base, a national center of excellence for cyber security training; and nonprofits and private companies including C Spire, Innovate Mississippi, Kids Code Mississippi and the Mississippi Light Collaborative.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is pictured with (left-to-right): Glenn McCullough, Jr. (executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority), Tony Jeff (president and CEO of Innovate Mississippi), Randy Lynn (co-founder of Kids Code Mississippi), Brad Carpenter (vice president of IT Development at C Spire), Tim Mask (co-founder of Kids Code Mississippi) and Pamela Weaver (chief marketing officer of the Mississippi Development authority). 

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