First in Future: Chair for the NC School of Science and Math Tom Looney

Summary: The Institute for Emerging Issues is spending a lot of time focusing on the future of education and work. That is the main focus of the interview with this episode’s guest, Tom Looney.
Tom Looney solved a huge challenge in the early 2000s—how to help a Chinese company called Lenovo set up a new global headquarters in RTP and take over IBM’s PC business. Since then he has retired and become a mega volunteer, serving as board chair for the NC School of Science and Math and on board of Coastal Federation and EDPNC. We hear about his idea called CS4NC, computer science for NC. CS4NC, with support from NCDPI, NC School Districts, NCSU’s Friday Institute, Career and Technical Education, wants to raise up 3,200 more computer science teachers throughout North Carolina.

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