Former software company executive Greg Gianforte’s latest initiative is to push more Montana students to pursue computer-science degrees, which he says are in great demand and can boost the state economy, the Missoulian reports.

But can Montana’s university system respond to this demand, and quickly crank out more computer science graduates, if the desire is there on the part of students?

College officials say yes – although they caution that it’s not something that can occur overnight.

“We have some capacity,” says Brett Gunnink, dean of Montana State University’s College of Engineering, which includes the school’s computer science department. “We’re looking at, how...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i