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Government Needs 10,000 It Security Experts

In early 2009, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates noted that the Defense Department would need to more than double the number of its cyber security experts....

Bringing Girls and Boys to Computer Science With 'alice'
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Bringing Girls and Boys to Computer Science With 'alice'

An animation program called Alice, developed by the late Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon University, is being used by computer scientists around the country to...

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Where's the 'c' in Stem?

While schools around the country are doing more to equip themselves with coursework that prepares students for the needs of today's workforce, on too many occasions...

The Grill: Jane Margolis
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The Grill: Jane Margolis

The convergence of technology, education, and diversity is the topic of a new book written by Jane Margolis of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information...

It Careers Aren't Cool Enough For High School Students
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It Careers Aren't Cool Enough For High School Students

A study by the Conference Board of Canada for the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow's IT Skills (CCICT) and Bell Canada found that high school students place a greater...

In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real
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In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real

As employment headlines go from grim to grimmer, it’s appropriate that one job category with expanding demand involves helping people avoid reality. Designers of...

Iphone App Describes University Courses, Activities
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Iphone App Describes University Courses, Activities

The University of California, San Diego this week claimed to be the first public university in the United States to offer an iPhone application that provides mobile...

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Denmark Offers Phd Scholarship in Computer Science

The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies (CBIT) at Roskilde University in Denmark invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Computer...

'mobilization' For Math and Science Education
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'mobilization' For Math and Science Education

Math and science education in the United States needs to improve dramatically if the country wants to stay competitive in the 21st century, concludes a report from...

Robotics Inspire Students in Computer Science
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Robotics Inspire Students in Computer Science

Lamar University's Increasing Student Participation In Research Development (INSPIRED) team hosts computing workshops for middle and high school students in an...

Reality Check
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Reality Check

Dame Wendy Hall, president of ACM, is one of the world's leading computer scientists and a fervent advocate for women in science. She notes that although women...

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Minorities, Women Underrepresented in It

Just 6.1 percent of men and 8.2 percent of women holding technical positions in Silicon Valley are minorities, with less than 2 percent of women of color holding...

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Report Finds Large Gender Gap in Teen Ratings of Computing as a Career

An interim report issued by ACM and the WGBH Educational Foundation confirms a significant gender gap among college-bound students in their opinions of computing...

Contractors Vie For Plum Work, Hacking For U.s.
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Contractors Vie For Plum Work, Hacking For U.s.

The U.S. government’s urgent push into cyberwarfare has set off a rush among the biggest military companies for billions of dollars in new defense contracts. The...

Canadian Program Woos India's Brightest
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Canadian Program Woos India's Brightest

Some of the sharpest young minds from India have taken up residence at British Columbia universities as part of an unusual program intended to woo international...

Tech Field Seeks More Women
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Tech Field Seeks More Women

Although more women are pursuing degrees in math, physics, computer science, engineering, biochemistry, and other technology-centric fields than ever before, enrollment...

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Classroom Computers Boost Face-to-Face Learning

A European Union-funded research initiative called LEAD is using computers to enhance collaborative, face-to-face learning and problem solving. The research demonstrates...

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Tactics For Today's Job Market

Dave Willmer, executive director of Robert Half Technology, shares his suggestions for negotiating a rapidly changing job market for IT professionals. As he explains...

Five Steps to Make Yourself Great
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Five Steps to Make Yourself Great

Career expert Penelope Trunk weighs in on five ways to make a real impact in your chosen career. As she explains, the best way to get control of your career and...

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Job Seekers: How to Tell Stories to Stand Out

One way job seekers can stand out from the job search competition is to tell stories that illustrate their professional experience. According to Katharine Hansen...
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