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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...

U.s. Keeps Foreign Ph.d.s
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U.s. Keeps Foreign Ph.d.s

Most foreigners who came to the U.S. to earn doctorate degrees in science and engineering stayed on after graduation — at least until the recession began — refuting...

Connecting Women and Technology
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Connecting Women and Technology

Guest blogger Valerie Barr writes about highlights of the ninth Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, including keynote speeches by Megan Smith...

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Dream Jobs 2010

Some careers proceed evenly down a neat path. Those aren't necessarily, however, the kind of journeys that lead to dream jobs. The ten technologists in this year's...

Where Will the IT Jobs Be in 2010?
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Where Will the IT Jobs Be in 2010?

The U.S. government is now projecting that the computer and mathematical occupations will add 785,700 new jobs by 2018. Moreover, these IT-related jobs will grow...

Cybersecurity Expert Stays Creative Baking Bread
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Cybersecurity Expert Stays Creative Baking Bread

Is there a recipe a scientist might follow to spur creativity and cook up new discoveries? Cyber security expert Kevin Fu of the University of Massachusetts Amherst...

Beat Business Burn-Out
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Beat Business Burn-Out

Recent reports show that job satisfaction rates in the U.S. are at the lowest level in more than two decades. The recession has caused employees and employers to...

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Darpa: U.s. Geek Shortage Is National Security Risk

Sure, we’re all plugged in and online 24/7. But fewer American kids are growing up to be bona fide computer geeks. And that poses a serious security risk for the...

Does Dearth of Info Security Pros Pose Risk?
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Does Dearth of Info Security Pros Pose Risk?

Dickie George, the technical director of the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA's) Information Assurance Directorate, says the shortage of cybersecurity professionals...

MIT and First Ally to Encourage STEM Educational Careers
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MIT and First Ally to Encourage STEM Educational Careers

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are collaborating on a program designed to...
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