Gates: U.S. Computer Science education in crisis

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"It's not like when you see presidential debates you hear them talk about the number of engineering degrees being received in the United States," Gates said. He cited the possible need for a "crisis moment" that brings attention to the issue.

All joking aside, the issue of computer-science enrollment was one of the main topics of discussion on the opening day of the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an annual event that draws university researchers from around the world to the company's Redmond campus -- the "world's largest software factory," as Gates described it to them.