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Making Computer Science More Enticing

Employment at the top 10 Silicon Valley companies declined for Hispanics, blacks, and women for the decade ending in 2005, according to a San Jose Mercury News...

The Painful Truth About Age Discrimination in Tech
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The Painful Truth About Age Discrimination in Tech

There are bold programmers but no old programmers. That fear-tinged saying echoes even more today among software developers, who fear the recession provides a handy...

Graduation Gaps For Science Majors
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Graduation Gaps For Science Majors

A recent University of California, Los Angeles survey found that more students are interested in majoring in science and technology fields, but those students are...

And the Academy Award Goes to . . . a Computer Scientist
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And the Academy Award Goes to . . . a Computer Scientist

University of Southern California (USC) computer scientist Paul E. Debevec has earned an Academy Award in science and engineering for his pioneering work on digital...

Old-Style Computers Get New Life in Developing Countries
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Old-Style Computers Get New Life in Developing Countries

Hanuman, a divine being in Hindu mythology, is well on his way to becoming a video game hero. It's all part of a project called PlayPower, co-founded by Carnegie...

Three Channels for Online Education, and Why You Should ­se Them
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Three Channels for Online Education, and Why You Should ­se Them

Debra Beck, who teaches online courses for the University of Wyoming's master of public administration program, describes effective teaching tools for online education...

Chinese, Russian Universities Claim Top Spots in Acm Programming Competition
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Chinese, Russian Universities Claim Top Spots in Acm Programming Competition

Three Chinese teams and four Russian teams dominated the top ten rankings of the 2010 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Shanghai Jiaotong...

Brewing ­p Java Skills For the Knowledge Economy
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Brewing ­p Java Skills For the Knowledge Economy

University College Dublin's School of Computer Science and Informatics will offer a second round of Java courses to companies that do not have the time and money...

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Seven CS Researchers Selected For Recovery Act Early Career Funds

Seven computer science researchers supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) are among 69 scientists...

Silicon Valley Tech Workers Earning Less Than in 2000
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Silicon Valley Tech Workers Earning Less Than in 2000

While some of the latest government wage data appears to show that Silicon Valley's high-tech workers are making more now than they did in 2000, a closer look at...

Revving a Career While It Is In Neutral
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Revving a Career While It Is In Neutral

With prospects for new openings or promotions still limited at many organizations, a growing number of workers are struggling to take their careers to the next...

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IT Hiring in India Outpaces U.S.

While the U.S. IT labor market is showing signs of stabilization and modest growth, it has not yet approached the rate of growth reported by India. Three of India's...

Competition Seeks to Attract More Women Into It
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Competition Seeks to Attract More Women Into It

Britain's Women in Technology has teamed up with the National IT Learning Center to introduce the Rise of the Cyberella Competition, which will provide funding...

Videogame Glitches Open the World of Computing to Students
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Videogame Glitches Open the World of Computing to Students

Why is the National Science Foundation helping Morehouse College pay students to test videogames? The school's Glitch Game Testers program is one of many NSF efforts...

Survey Reveals Ways to Enhance Teens' Interest in STEM
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Survey Reveals Ways to Enhance Teens' Interest in STEM

A recent Lemelson-MIT Invention Index survey found that teens are enthusiastic about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), with 77 percent interested...

Educators Seek New Ways to Steer Kids Toward Technical Fields
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Educators Seek New Ways to Steer Kids Toward Technical Fields

School systems across the United States are pushing students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing joint programs with...

Female Teachers Can Transfer Fear of Math and ­ndermine Girls' Math Performance
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Female Teachers Can Transfer Fear of Math and ­ndermine Girls' Math Performance

University of Chicago researchers have found that female elementary school teachers can pass on their anxiety and stereotypes about math to female students. 

Workforce Balance Boomerangs Toward Insourcing
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Workforce Balance Boomerangs Toward Insourcing

With public support from the Obama Administration, the Office of Management and Budget has a new mandate to reduce the amount of government procurement work that...

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It Skills Volatility Stabilizing, Report Finds

Volatility in market values for information technology (IT) skills  is stabilizing, despite remaining high over the past few months, Foote Partners reports. Volatility...

Colleges Look For New Ways to Help Women in Science
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Colleges Look For New Ways to Help Women in Science

Colleges have developed programs to support women in science and engineering through the use of federal grants such as those offered under the U.S. National Science...
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