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Women Opt Out of Math/science Careers Because of Family Demands

Women tend to choose non-math-intensive fields for their careers — not because they lack mathematical ability, but because they want flexibility to raise children...

It Skills Shortage Offers a Chance For ­nemployed Workers
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It Skills Shortage Offers a Chance For ­nemployed Workers

The IT skills shortage may present a number of opportunities to unemployed tech workers. At a time when large numbers of qualified IT workers are having a difficult...

Geeks May Be Chic, But Negative Nerd Stereotype Still Exists, Professor Says
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Geeks May Be Chic, But Negative Nerd Stereotype Still Exists, Professor Says

Despite technology's growing impact on society, academic geeks, or nerds, still suffer from negative stereotypes in popular culture, which may explain why women...

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They're Taking Their Brains and Going Home

The United States has always been the country to which the world's best and brightest have flocked in pursuit of education and to seek their fortunes. But burgeoning...

Half of Americans See Another Country Emerging as World's Technological Leader
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Half of Americans See Another Country Emerging as World's Technological Leader

Half of all U.S. residents expect that another country will become the world leader in addressing technological challenges this century, reveals a new Duke University...

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More Science, Less Drama: IT Pros Defend Engineering Careers

Network WorldMany information technology (IT) professionals believe that parents could be doing their children a disservice by not encouraging them to pursue advanced...

What Will It Take to Increase Hispanics in Stem? Money, Of Course
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What Will It Take to Increase Hispanics in Stem? Money, Of Course

Diverse OnlineThe National Science Foundation (NSF) recently asked Hispanic-serving institutions at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' Capitol...

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Lack of Ability Does Not Explain Women's Opting Out of Math-Intensive Science Careers

American Psychological AssociationReasons for women's underrepresentation in math-heavy science careers other than a lack of mathematical ability were uncovered...

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Despite Layoffs, Microsoft Holding Firm on H-1bs

Citing their "crucial contributions to Microsoft's innovation successes," Microsoft said it will not significantly change its employment practices regarding immigrant...

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Tech Companies Pledge to Deal With Shortage of Women Workers

By 2010, there will be an estimated shortfall of 300,000 qualified engineers working in Europe's IT sector. At the same time, fewer than one in five computer scientists...

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The Real High-Tech Immigrant Problem: They're Leaving

New York TimesLanguage in the U.S. bank bailout legislation that discourages banks from recruiting skilled foreign workers on work visas has re-ignited the controversy...

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Why Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving the U.S.

Based on a study of Indian and Chinese immigrants in the IT sector, Vivek Wadhwa suggests that highly skilled immigrant workers are returning home for brighter...

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Five Recession Survival Skills

As a result of the weakening economy, senior-level IT professionals are spending increasingly more time examining the granular details of project costs and motivating...

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Graduates Take Degrees Overseas

International students at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math are increasingly leaving the United States after...

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Smart Recruiting Through Social Networks

Online social networks are growing in importance as a way to recruit top talent. In order to make their company attractive to the best and the brightest, employers...

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Clash of the Generations: IT Vets and Fresh Talent Scramble For the Same Jobs

The current economic environment is leading to a situation in which experienced technology professionals and recently-minted graduates are competing for the same...

Professors Regard Online Instructions as Less Effective Than Classroom Learning
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Professors Regard Online Instructions as Less Effective Than Classroom Learning

Many education professionals believe that online courses are less effective than classroom courses, concludes two surveys conducted by the National Association...

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It Layoffs: Not as Many as You Think

While a number of high-profile technology companies have recently announced layoffs, the situation may not be as dire as one assumes. The numbers reported by tech...

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Maintaining Employee Morale

Despite the deteriorating economic outlook, there are a number of steps that organizations can take to improve employee morale. Most importantly, organizations...

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Digital Archivists, Now in Demand

Given the amount of content that still needs to be digitized ¿ such as newspapers, court records and corporate documents - the role of the digital archivist is...
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